A cloud of cherry blossoms;The temple bell,－Is it Ueno, is it Asakusa? How many, many thingsThey call to mindThese cherry-blossoms! Very brief –Gleam of blossoms in the treetopsOn a moonlit night. A lovely spring nightsuddenly vanished while weviewed cherry blossoms Basho Matsuo
The cherry blossoms:Being ill, how many thingsI remember about them Scatter layerby layer, eight-layeredcherry blossoms Moon at twilighta cluster of petals fallingfrom the cherry tree cherry blossom petalsblown by the spring breeze againstthe undried wall Masaoka Shiki
A pillar of anime history, surrounded by neighborhood parks and gardens. Nerima City, a central, yet beautifully green neighborhood, is well known among anime fans as the birthplace of the industry. It’s home to multiple production studios, and evidence of that heritage can be found throughout this part of Tokyo. The surrounding area has several… Read More Hikarigaoka park, Nerima-ku, Japan
Kawazu-zakura is a popular flower in Japan. It’s also known as “the weeping cherry,” and the reason why it’s called the weeping cherry is because of its drooping branches. Kawazu-zakura is seen as a metaphor for sorrowful love, making it the perfect flower for Valentine’s Day. Young unmarried couples might go see kawazu-zakura flowers together… Read More Kawazu-zakura: Japan’s most romantic flower.
“What a strange thing! to be alive beneath cherry blossoms.” ― Kobayashi Issa, Poems