Wanders and Flowers

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Sakura Hanami along Tokyo Rivers

Sakura hanami is one of the most awaited events here in Japan. It is the time when people go to parks and have picnics under the sakura trees. The word hanami was a combination of hana which means flower and mi from the word miru meaning to see. Sakura or cherry blossoms are the most popular. Unlike other flowers, the sakura only last a few days. That’s why people clamour to see.. 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

Sakura Viewing in Nishi-Kasai

Sakura viewing is one of the much-awaited events in Japan. This is the time when influx of people from all over the world visit the country to have a glimpse of the cherry blossoms in full bloom. Every year, between last week of March until second week of April, the whole country transforms into a beautiful and festive scenery. Major roads and tourists spots were planted with hundreds of cherry trees for.. Read More

Japanese Spring Means Hanami and Picnics

Japanese Spring might be gloomy and cold this year. But that doesn’t mean we will just stay inside our house and be lazy 😉 It is one of my most awaited time of the year to enjoy hanami and picnics with our friends. Hanami or flower viewing is a Japanese traditional custom of enjoying the beauty of flowers especially when the sakuras (cherry blossoms) are in full bloom. It came.. Read More

Spring Walk in Edogawa

Edogawa never stops to amaze me. Although we have been here for almost four years now, there is always something new that we discover or learn about the place as well as the Japanese culture and traditions. Last weekend, my husband and I had new discoveries when we went for our first spring walk this year. We walked towards Shinkawa, a small canal that connects Edogawa River and Nakagawa River. We.. Read More