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Sakura time in Copenhagen - part 1

The cherry blossom (sakura), the national flower of Japan, symbolizes clouds in Japanese culture due to the way they bloom all at once. That makes for an incredibly beautiful and sadly short flowering season; all the more reason to go see it while it’s happening. 146 more words

The Search for the Perfect Photo Among the Cherry Blossoms

It was a most gorgeous weekend when the hubby and I went to visit a new (at least to us) tourist attraction in our city.  We journeyed with hundreds (maybe even thousands!) of other park goers to participate in the century-old Japanese tradition of Sakura Hanami, or cherry blossom flower viewing.  644 more words


After Eight Moments...

And I shall cover the earth
in whites and pinks…
For everyone to see,
that I would never let
feet so delicate,
walk on anything,
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Food Glorious Food: 2 Days in Osaka

Whilst we were in Kyoto, we met with some friends who had just been in Osaka so we asked them what we can expect to get up to. 632 more words

Family Travel

Japan - Fukuoka Old Castle Ruins and Sakura in the rain

Fukuoka, Japan, April 2018: Anyone visiting Fukuoka will likely end at the city’s main attraction, the old castle ruins. The grounds form part of the giant city park which I can see might take sometime to explore. 393 more words