Tag Archives: Japan

My 5 Favourite places to Hanami in Sakura season.

Sakura Season is upon us! Each year towards the end of March, the Sakura blossoms come out for a fleeting few days and with it the Japanese people. When I wrote about the significance of the Sakura season and the … Continue reading

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Exploring, exploring…

I have made a new friend at swimming. She and I meet every week while our children have their lesson and as the year has progressed we are becoming more than just two mums-who-meet-at-the-pool-every-week. She only arrived in the summer, … Continue reading

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Beginning of the School Year Blues

It’s that time of year again. The children are back at school. But I have been struggling a bit. Looking back at various posts, it’s not the first time I’m struggling with this, so I’ll try not to bore you … Continue reading

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Oh How I Love Japanese Seasons!

Seasons, beautiful seasons. Each with its own variety and differences. One of the things that I love about Japan is their defined seasons. Yes, the UK has four seasons, but they aren’t nearly as clearly marked as Japanese seasons. Two … Continue reading

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Sakura Season- My 5 Favourite Places to Photograph the blossoms in Tokyo.

Sakura Season! It is that time of the year where Tokyo (and the rest of Japan) turn pink and people escape outdoors with their picnics and tripods. It is a very brief time- best for about 5 days, and thankfully … Continue reading

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Sakura Season- an Explanation

Hooray, Sakura Season is upon us! It is a time where Tokyo (and the rest of Japan) turn pink and people escape outdoors with their picnics and tripods. ‘Sakura’ is the Japanese word for the Japanese cherry or Prunus serrulata. … Continue reading

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