Wanders and Flowers

because the world is beautiful...

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

Goldfish Festival in Nishi-Kasai

The Goldfish Festival is an annual event in Nishi-Kasai in line with the Sea Day holiday. For over a century now, Edogawa City has been known as one of the best goldfish breeding districts.  Every year, breeders showcase different types of goldfishes most to sell or just for people to see. Prices vary depending on the breed. You can buy for as low as 300 yen or as high as 50,000.. Read More

Nishi-Kasai Introduced Me to Diwali Fest

Diwali Festival is also known as Festival of Lights in India. My husband once told me that Nishi-Kasai is also known as Little Delhi. Nishi-Kasai caters to the biggest population of Indians here in Japan. True enough, Indian culture has been very visible in our place because of several Indian restaurants and food shops. There are also two or three Indian international schools. At night when I bike along Kasai coast, I.. Read More