cherry blossom forecast:
https://weathernews.jp/s/topics/201801/170075/ (Japanese version only)
https://tenki.jp/sakura/expectation/(Japanese version only)
http://sakura.weathermap.jp/ (Japanese version only)
when and where to see cherry blossoms (Japanese version only):
Friday, May 28, 2010
unripe ume and loquat
Umeshu(ume liquor) is made from unripe ume, rock candy and distilled spirits called white liquor.
Unripe ume stewed in sugar are also used for these confections.
Meanwhile, ripe ume are used to make pickled ume called umeboshi(梅干し).
confection in the shape of unripe ume
confection in the shape of loquat(or Japanese medlar)
confection in the shape of a bamboo leaf