Sakura Matsuri @ Night

Fujigaoka, Aichi This weekend, the city held a small festival to celebrate the blooming of the cherry blossom trees. After work, I needed to hit the supermarket before heading home so I had a reason to stick around. Most things were already closed up for the night though.

Pink on Blue

Meijo Park, Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture Since the weather was so nice last weekend, I decided to go for a walk around Meijo Park. I went expecting to see more cherry blossoms, as according to the forecast — and yes, it’s a thing — they were supposed to be in bloom.

Hanami at Home

Due to Coronavirus, many public events are on indefinite hiatus, including hanami. Hanami is a spring tradition of eating, drinking, and socializing under the cherry trees. It usually involves being packed into confined spaces with strangers and friends alike, so it’s a total no go these days. That said, my local supermarket came up with […]

The View from atop Inuyama Castle

A few weekends ago, I went to a festival in Inuyama with some friends from work. During that time, we also visited Inuyama’s famous castle. The castle features a balcony at its top, from which you can enjoy an amazing view of the city below.

Cherry Blossoms

It seemed like this year’s cherry blossom season was especially short. The delicate white and pink petals have already been mostly replaced by green leaves in many places.

Gifu Cheerful Cherry Blossoms

It’s been surprisingly chilly out recently. The wind has also been rather blustery, adding to the chill. Because of this, this year’s blossoms are a bit late. Tokyo and other cities have reported that their trees started blossoming at the end of March. I hope ours do so soon.

Tsurumai Park Cherry Blossoms

A student recommended that I visit Tsurumai Park last weekend to see the cherry trees.  Tsurumai Park is a popular place to go flower viewing, so it can get pretty crowded. Since my days off are usually Sunday and Monday, I thought it migh be better to go on a weekday. It was still very […]

Okazaki Cherry Blossom Festival Pt.1

The Okazaki Cherry Blossom Festival started a few days ago. People from all atound Aichi (and further, I’d bet) came to oogle the somewhat famous cherry trees. Now that the weather’s finally consistently warm, the trees are blooming up a storm. After work, I met up with a friend to try and enjoy a little […]

Kyoto in April

Photos I’ve been meaning to upload for a long time now from a trip to Kyoto in early April. These shots do not do the city justice at all. These were both taken at Kiyomizu Temple. It was a wonderful time.

White like Snow

The weather has been pretty great recently. With the exception of a bit of rain, the days have been rather warm. Many Japanese people are super proud of their distinct four seasons, and it seems for good reason.