Wanders and Flowers

because the world is beautiful...

Anthurium Ikebana Arrangements

Anthurium is a tropical flower famous for its heart and waxy shape. It has a long vase life which is ideal for an arrangement or display. Often times, we see them arranged vertically so that the hearts are visible. But this also gives the flowers a two-dimensional image because of its flat structure. Here in Japan, anthurium flowers are a bit expensive and rare. Most of the time, they come in pots.. Read More

Ryogoku Without the Sumo

Ryogoku is famous as home of sumo wrestling in Tokyo. Most foreigners and even locals go there for this purpose. However for those who is not lucky like us to see a sumo match, there are many other things to see and try in the area. A few weeks ago, my husband and I visited Ryogoku to see a special exhibition at the Edo Tokyo Museum. After that, we made a.. Read More

Kamakura Daibutsu And A Lot More

The Kamakura Daibutsu or the Great Buddha is the main reason foreign people visit Kamakura. But like other great places, there is a lot more to see. When my friend from Manila visited us last mid-April, we went for a day trip in Kamakura. One day is not enough to see all the beautiful things the place and its nearby areas can offer. However, one day would also suffice to.. Read More

Yamabuki: The Golden Mountain Breeze

Yamabuki or Kerria japonica is a shrub native to China, Japan, and Korea. It belongs to the rose family and often times called as Mountain Rose. It has bright yellow small flowers which also represent the yellow color of gold. If translated, yamabuki means mountain breath. Yama means mountain, bu means breath, and ki means gold. This shrub spreads widely in the mountains, riverside, and gorges. In late spring, its.. Read More

Night Sakura Viewing in Naka-Meguro

Night sakura viewing started a few years ago here in Japan. When the sky becomes dark, colored lights make the cherry blossoms visible. People who cannot enjoy the sakura blossoms due to work schedule can still admire its beauty on their way home. The lights add elegance to the white soft petals of the sakura blossoms giving a warm and relaxing ambiance.   Night Sakura Viewing    We were not.. Read More