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 […]

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.

Plum Blossoms

The plum blossoms are starting to bloom. People are starting to get excited for the upcoming flower viewing season. This year has been especially mild (or so I am told), so the season should be here soon. I have already been invited to two viewing parties, one with the Education Department (my office), and one […]