Events:

cherry blossom forecast:

https://weathernews.jp/s/topics/201801/170075/ (Japanese version only)

http://www.japan-guide.com/sakura/

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):

https://hanami.walkerplus.com/

https://sp.jorudan.co.jp/hanami/

http://www.otenki.jp/sp/art/sakura/

http://www.rurubu.com/season/spring/sakura/

http://www.jalan.net/theme/sakura/



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”(http://k-pac.org/) again this year.

seasonal flowers:




Saturday, June 5, 2010

Japanese water iris


Hanashoubu(花菖蒲:Iris ensata var. ensata, Japanese iris, Japanese water iris)

The Japanese water irises are late in blooming this year. It is expected they will be at their best around June 10th in Tokyo.



The Japanese water iris
花しょうぶ

Haruko Kanezuka,Homemade Wagashi(Tokyo:BUNKA PUBLISHING BUREAU,1997),p.20
金塚晴子,ほーむめいど和菓子(東京:文化出版局,1997),p.20



"drawstring pouch in the shape of Japanese water iris" designed by Mitsuyo Naito
花しょうぶ袋 制作:内藤満代

Shigeyoshi Inoue(ed), Yasashiku-Tsukureru-Densyou-no-Chirmenzaiku (Tokyo:Fujin seikatsu-sha,1998),P.8.
井上重義監修,やさしく作れる伝承のちりめん細工(東京:婦人生活社,1998年),P.8.

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