Wanders and Flowers

because the world is beautiful...

Azalea Festival at Nezu Shrine

Azalea Festival may not be as popular as sakura season but it is as beautiful. For some time now, going to Nezu Shrine has been on my places-to-go list. The festival this year gave us some push to finally visit the shrine last Sunday. After paying homage to Hachiko and Dr. Ueno at Tokyo University’s Yayoi Campus, we walked a little further down the hill to see the azalea flowers… Read More

Shibamata: Odango and Classic Movies

Shibamata is a small town in Edogawa. It may not be that popular for foreign tourists but for locals, it is a must-visit place. Last Monday was Sports Day here in Japan. And because the weather was great, my husband and I decided to go for a bike ride. Biking along canals and riversides was fun and at the same time feels like ATV race. Nice scenery but a bit.. Read More

Wisteria Watching at Kameido Tenjin

Wisteria

Wisteria is now one of the most-awaited season here in Japan next to sakura or cherry blossoms. From early May until June, lots of locals and foreigners visit Ashikaga Flower Park, Aichi, anf Fukuoka for a mesmerizing moment under the wisteria showers.   As part of our Golden Week escapades, my husband and I went to Kameido Tenjin in Sumida City to see these beautiful flowers. It was a sunny.. Read More

Chrysanthemum: Japan’s Symbol for Autumn

The temperature starts to drop down…cool wind begins to blow.. the leaves turn red and yellow. Signs that autumn is finally here! In Japan, another indication that it is autumn is the abundance of chrysanthemums. Different types of different colors can be found in the stores and even in the gardens. Chrysanthemum of kiku is Japan’s national flower and used as the official seal of the emperor.  Last Monday my.. Read More

Lost in Tokyo

Lost.. I literally got lost two weeks ago in Tokyo! I was on my way to submit my passport to an authorised Canadian liaison office in Minato-ku, Tokyo but it took me sometime to find their building. After my 5-minute transaction at the said office, I still have more than 3 hours to burn before going to Hikawadai for my class. I decided to continue being lost instead… Since Tokyo Tower.. Read More