The Kyoto Imperial Palace (京都御所, Kyōto Gosho) used to be the residence of Japan’s Imperial Family until 1868. When the emperor and capital were moved from Kyoto to Tokyo. It is located in the spacious Kyoto Imperial Park (京都御苑, Kyōto Gyoen). An attractive park in the center of the city. That also encompasses the Sento… Read More Kyoto Gyoen Garden, Kyōto-shi, 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.
The cherry blossom aesthetic is one of the most prominent images throughout Japanese culture. You will see the design everywhere. From dreamy landscapes in ukiyo-e woodblock prints or delicate designs painted on byobu traditional folding screens. Decorations on everyday consumer items like bento lunch boxes, not to mention common appearances in modern art, manga, and… Read More Blooming Sakura trees
A cherry blossom is the bloom of a Prunus tree, of which there are several varieties. Cherry blossoms are found all throughout the world. However, they are most prevalent in temperate climes in the Northern Hemisphere. Such as Japan, China, Korea, Nepal, India, Pakistan, Iran, Afghanistan, and various sites in northern Europe. Because of the… Read More About Cherry Blossoms
“What a strange thing! to be alive beneath cherry blossoms.” ― Kobayashi Issa, Poems