This past weekend my family took a quintessential cherry blossom viewing day trip. We chose to go to the Miurakaigan area here in the Kanagawa prefecture. Close to our home we hopped on a two separate Keikyu trains, and arrived in at the Miurakaigan Keikyu station adorned apropos in pink and posters of these beloved cherry … More Cherry Blossom Viewing in Miurakaigan, Japan
This weekend we visited Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, in Kamakura. The Kamakura Bonbori- Matsuri Lanterns were hung up along the path to the largest shrine, and surrounding paths on the campus continuing the Bon Odori celebration. We enjoyed viewing the paintings and drawings that local artists made on the shoji (rice) paper. The Kamakura shops that … More Kamakura Lantern Festival
We are looking forward to continuing to be part of Obon, Buddist Japanese, celebrated around the 15th in the eastern part of Japan. We are going to join a friend’s neighborhood Bon Odori celebration, dinner with another friend, and try to organize our home and vegetable garden. I’ve also got three new planters to fill … More Have A Charming Weekend
We live in a diverse neighborhood. I feel that exposure to diversity is important in raising children and growing as children and adults. I noticed quickly after Halloween, several of our neighbors started hanging up lights. I thought, “Surely they are not ambitious about Christmas, already?” I did a quick google search (thank goodness for … More Happy Diwali!