Tag Archives: Cherry Blossoms

My Corporate Failure and Cherry Blossoms

“Hanami” (flower viewing) season is a time when normal activity in Japan stops so everyone can hurry to their favorite sakura spot in order to lie under the cherry blossoms drinking sake, debating life`s mysteries with friends, or navel gazing … Continue reading

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Cherry Blossom Viewing- A “How To” Guide for the Novice

I`ve been remiss as a blogger covering Japan given my lack of attention to “Hanami”- loosely translated as “viewing of cherry blossoms.” I`ve felt a hesitation to do so given the ubiquitous coverage and adoration piled upon the petaled pink … Continue reading

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A Birthday Celebrated at Jindai-Ji Temple- Japan

In the immortal words of Stevie Wonder celebrated in Song- “Happy Birthday Bud-dha, Happy Birthday Bud-dha, Happy Birth…day!” According to “experts” April 8th is the big day for Budhha. Not knowing much about the most righteous Buddha or any of … Continue reading

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