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Kawazu Sakura Festival

EN: The title is self-explanatory. I visited the famous Kawazu-Zakura Festival, which is being reported in western news as well for early-blooming sakura trees. This town has 8000 of them. 282 more words

The Valentine Week

Happy Valentine’s day/week everyone! TGIF!

Did you do anything fun for Valentine’s day? Or, are you avoiding the silly price fixed menu on 2/14 and doing a belated celebration this weekend? 568 more words


Spring Cherry Blossoms Celebrated in Japan and the U.S.


Visitors can get a head start and enjoy early-blooming cherry blossoms in Kawazu, Japan, that start blooming in February, about a month before most of the cherry blossoms in the rest of Japan. 462 more words


An even more magical time of year

As promised I have returned with part two of things about trees in Japan, aka the Sakura season.

Today I visited the rather lovely, if not also very rural Kawazu ‘the land of sakura!’. 450 more words


That magical time of year

So it has been over half a year since I first moved to Japan and boy how does time fly!

Since I arrived in summer though it meant that I missed the cherry blossom, or sakura as it’s known in Japanese. 265 more words


Cherry Blossoms

Lace trimmed


barely an inch

in size,

ride the

waterless waves,

showering gently

on the ground.

A carpet of pink,

reflecting rigid,

bare arms.