Events:

Jan 12-21 Furusato Matsuri Tokyo 2018, Tokyo Dome, Bunkyo Ward, Tokyo

Traditional festivals and foods from all over Japan

http://furusatomatsuritokyo.com/


Christmas lights :

http://www.nihon-kankou.or.jp.e.wp.hp.transer.com/illumination/


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)

https://www.rurubu.com/season/winter/illumination/list.aspx?FestFlg=1&p=1

http://www.walkerplus.com/search/snowfestival/

http://www.rurubu.com/event/list.aspx?genre=10




seasonal flowers:




Wednesday, April 7, 2010

a flurry of falling cherry blossoms

Cherry blossoms have begun to fall in Tokyo. Flower maturity in cherry blossom-viewing spots throughout Japan is accessible on the Internet.

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.


an original work of tsumami-zaiku(つまみ細工)

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