Artificial Hanami

On the way home Friday night, I passed these artificial flowers at my office. I thought that they were rather pretty, even late at night.

Office Flowers

My office has large artificial flower displays, which are changed seasonally, next to the elevators on each floor. This is the one next to the elevators in the lobby.


Tuesday is a national holiday, which means I get a 3 day weekend, since my usual days off are Sunday and Monday. Originally I had planned to do a bit of traveling, but while my mind is more than willing, th body just isn’t.

An Odd Display

In Toyohashi, one of the displays doesn’t really scream Christmas, persay. While undoubtedly pretty, roses are one of the last flowers I think of during the holiday season. Although now that I think about it, it is pretty darn Japanese, since Christmas is more of a couples’ holiday (like American style Valentine’s day). Families of […]

More Decorations

At the JR Gate Towers building in Nagoya, the holiday decorations are already starting to be put up.  There are small christmas trees everywhere with pretty flower arrangements nearby. The trees in front of the station are also covered in lights. The big tree in the main hall hasn’t gone up yet, but I guess […]

Silk Flowers

Having a few days off, I was able to meet up for lunch with a friend, who I haven’t been able to see for a while. Both of out schedules are pretty crazy, though we so have similar jobs, so we’ve been able to do anything but the occasional text message. Recently, we did share […]