Jan 12-21 Furusato Matsuri Tokyo 2018, Tokyo Dome, Bunkyo Ward, Tokyo
Traditional festivals and foods from all over Japan
Christmas lights :
https://sp.jorudan.co.jp/illumi/rank.html (Japanese version only)
http://www.rurubu.com/season/winter/illumination/ (Japanese version only)
snow and ice festivals (Japanese version only)
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
a flurry of falling cherry blossoms
久方の 光のどけき 春の日に しづ心なく 花の散るらむ（古今集・紀友則）
"On such a tranquil sunny day, why are cherry blossoms fluttering down in such a rush?", written by Ki no Tomonori (紀友則,850–904).
confection named Hanafubuki(花吹雪:a flurry of falling cherry blossoms)
I threw the fallen petals high in the air when I took a walk with my dog under the cherry trees. while petals drifted down like confetti, she yelped with delight in her puppyhood.
She was given less than a year to live during the cherry blossom season a few years ago. While walking with my dog under the cherry trees, I came home to my bosom that we were not abele to see cherry blossoms together in the next spring.
Can I see cherry blossoms next spring? - I often hear that in Japanese classics, movies or TVdrams.
The petal floating on the water is called Hanaikada(花筏:petal raft). Because a petal of cherry blossoms floating down the river looks like a raft.