I love this time of year, end of spring, beginnings of summer. Maybe the weather isn’t so stable, but on the fine days its lovely to walk or cycle around, lots of color and everything is lush and green.. Nature at its best. I usually cycle around on the weekend doing my shopping and often… Read More Late Spring
The city of Mito is famous for its park, which is one of the top three Japanese gardens. The park, called Kairakuen is known specifically for its more than three thousand plum trees. The high interest in Plum is that it signals the end of winter and the beginning or Cherry Blossom season.… Read More Iberaki & Plum Blossoms
Spring is in the air and Japan is turning slowly pink. In just a week, the change has been dramatic. But as I wandered around Otawara this weekend I realized that despite visiting Japan for 12 years and living here for over 3 years I actually didn’t know the difference between Cherry Blossom and Plum Blossom, except… Read More Spring in Otawara and Cherry Blossom….. or is it Plum?