Many festivals and events have already been cancelled or postponed due to spread of coronavirus.

cancelled Miyako Odori(Cherry Dance), Minamiza Theatre, Kyoto

Maiko and geiko dance performances

Advance tickets are available from overseas at:

14 April-7 June KIMONO: Fashioning Identities

This exhibition shows kimono from the 13th century to today

Venue: Heiseikan, Tokyo National Museum (Ueno Park)

seasonal flowers:

cherry blossom forecasts for 2020 (Japanese version only):

Friday, June 4, 2010



The open season on sweetfish started on June 1st.
One of my former associates took off from work to go sweetfish-fishing this time of year. We can rarely eat wild sweetfishes.
We eat salt-broiled sweetfishes dipped in rice vinegar mixed with water pepper juice.

This is a sweetfish-shaped confection sold at the nearby Japanese confectionery store.

failed confections...these are not uniform in color!

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