Since I was a bit long-winded in my last blog, I decided to cut to the chase today. As I mentioned in my last blog, one reason I'm in Japan now is to celebrate spring in Japanese fashion. The arrival of the cherry blossom season here is feverishly anticipated for weeks before the actual blooms … Continue reading Almost Never Enough PINK
You are familiar with the statement, "Must be seen to be believed." In the case of cherry blossom season, this is not an exaggeration. It is truly a take - your - breath - away experience to be ingested and savored. The attachment the Japanese and I have to Sakura cannot be overemphasized. Weeks before … Continue reading Must be Seen (again and again)
We (The trees and I) peaked today. My insatiable appetite for cherry blossoms is seemingly satiated. Cherrymania was at its most intense today when we traveled a bit out of town to visit the World Heritage Site Daigoji Temple, on everyone's best-dressed list. The weeping cherries at this temple are mostly an irresisible delicate pink. They cover … Continue reading Hanami Overload?