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.

White on Blue

This week is supposed to be beautiful, so I’m pretty excited. I hope it means I can go out for walks during lunch. I missed being able go outside, without freezing body parts off.

More Cherry Blossoms

It’s been pretty chilly this week, despite it being spring. Yesterday was especially cold out. I’ll be so glad when the warm weather returns.

Cherry Blossoms, by work

The cherry blossom tree, near my job, has started to bud. When I saw it, it made me so happy. This is how you know it’s really spring. Until I see these little buds, and watch the blossom, it’s not spring. Even if the calendar tries to tell me otherwise…