cherry blossom forecast: (Japanese version only) version only) (Japanese version only)  

when and where to see cherry blossoms (Japanese version only):

1-30 April Miyako Odori(Cherry Dance), Kyoto
Maiko and geiko dance performances
Advance tickets are available from overseas at:
The performances wil be done at Kyoto Art Theater “Shunjuza”( again this year.

seasonal flowers:

Friday, April 16, 2010

the third day of the third month on the lunar calendar

It's been unseasonably cold here, like midwinter days. It seems like it's going to snow tomorrow morning.

Today is the third day of the third month on the lunar calendar.
The Japanese Doll Festival is celebrated on March 3rd in most areas, but it's done in some areas today.
"The festival in peach blossom season" is another name for the festival. Peach trees usually start to bloom at the same time as cherry trees do. Peach blossoms has started to fall.

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