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):
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
The Exhibition will travel through such areas as Nagoya, Kyoto, Kanazawa, Sendai, Okayama, Matsue, Takamatsu, Hiroshima, Fukuoka, Matsuyama, Osaka from October 6th to March 15th in 2011.
I took a silverwork class years ago, and the class teacher sends her work such as a silver flower vessel to the exhibition every year.
In Japan, "tradition" is living. Some said that a series of innovation make tradition. The exhibition requires the applicants to create sophisticated design based on high degree of professional skill in Japanese traditional techniques.
You can buy most of the winning works in the exhibition. When I visited the exhibition years ago, red seals were put alongside the works to show they have already been spoken for. However their prices were not indicated. The exhibition provides a huge opportunity to get a high-quality unique work.