“What if? What could have been …?” I know these are the words you’ve been pondering about whenever you’re alone or lying awake in the middle of the night. You’ve … Continue reading To You Who Always Think of What If
Trains are a very convenient form of travel in Japan. The places and prefectures are connected by railway, paving the way for a more organized public transportation system. One can … Continue reading Wishes Aboard Japanese Trains
But what seriously amazed us, though, was the amount of foods. Every time we finished one cuisine, the foods just kept on coming and coming! We actually thought they weren’t going to stop …
Going to Japan would not be complete without trying on a kimono. The kimono has an intricate design, which entails an arduous method of wearing. It has a meticulous style, … Continue reading Japanese Kimono
A couple of learned foreign words, with a mobile translator or dictionary, portable Wi-Fi, a bit of luck, ability to identify sign languages, and sprinkled with large amounts of guts, guts and nothing but guts can save you from being completely lost in a foreign land.
The significance of the sakura or cherry blossom tree in Japanese culture goes back hundreds of years. In their country, the cherry blossom represents the fragility and the beauty of life. It is a reminder that life is almost overwhelmingly beautiful but that it is also tragically short.
— Homaro Cantu
The exquisite beauty of cherry blossoms only occurs for a few weeks from the end of March to the beginning of April. I feel blessed to be able to see an actual sakura tree, my favorite in the world.
Do you also love cherry blossoms?
Start of the crazy adventures of one innocent girl and her friends on their first independent trip overseas …