Category: Japanese summer delights

Love at First Sight

Each year, the world wide obsession with  (cherry blossoms) seems to increase.  To be in Japan during this season is to experience a spectacle unlike any other.  Its arrival throughout the country is calculated carefully by meteororologists, its likely bloom period examined, from buds… Continue Reading “Love at First Sight”

The Wonderful World of Eye Candy

I can easily be distracted by visual displays of color and pattern.  I relate to infants watching a mobile; their eyes are bright with excitement and their chubby little legs  kick with glee.  If I were a bird, I’d be right after the mate… Continue Reading “The Wonderful World of Eye Candy”

WHEN IT’S TIME FOR A PARASOL, OR WHEN IN ROME!

When out and about on the streets of Kyoto, my attention, in the summer, was quickly drawn to the myriad displays of fans and parasols that pop up in department stores and other retail spaces, as well as on women in the street.   I… Continue Reading “WHEN IT’S TIME FOR A PARASOL, OR WHEN IN ROME!”

The SUPERB SIMPLE JOYS OF SUMMER IN JAPAN

The simple fun of discovery of childhood fun in a vintage amusement park in Tokyo.

MY BLUE HEAVEN, aka A Flower orgy

I entered an enchanted world of blue hydrangeas at the garden of the Mimurotoji Temple.

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