Sakura, or charry blossom in Tokyo, 2013.

Just wait for a while about Nikko pt2! I can't help but writing about this year's sakura, or cherry blossom in Tokyo. Currently it's full bloom, you can find it anywhere in and around this city.

Why do all Japanese love sakura like crazy? One reason is that it blooms in a short time, just a week or two.

People in this country seem to like something little, weakness, not forever. Comparing nature that is horrible from time to time, humans are so small, almost invisible. Thus they look sakura just like they look themselves.

Unfortunately the weather lately aren't good, and it looks not good coming week neither. I just sit by the window of my own room and look dark clouds with deep sigh day after day. Yes, I like sunny days more than anything :( I took a walk in Meguro river this morning, like last year. Hmmmm.... I like pictures of last year, I should come back there soon!

Here it's Shinjuku (more about Shinjuku, see this post). Actually I didn't know there is a tiny temple with sakura despite I pass by here at least once a week.

Ah, How nice it is! I'm glad to find this huge city still have such a silent place!

It's Inokashira park (more about it, see this post) last weekend. It was warm enough to leave my heavy coat in my home, cycling there. I like this park and the city called "Kichijoji", which is located around the park because it reminds me of my hometown. They are so similar to me ;) And close to my home in Tokyo too.

I think it was around 9 o'clock in the morning when I took it, people were preparing for a party beneath a ceiling of sakura. They enjoy drinking beer, chatting and singing songs. Well, I'm not person who like this kind of get together, haha.

Okay, I promise next time will be the post about Nikko again!! See you later!! :D


  1. Suzanne3/27/2013

    Woooww! the cherry blossom looks beautiufl. I wish we had this here in Holland.
    I was wondering, is it legal to drink in public in Japan, and to be drunk as well? 'cause here in Holland it is not permitted to drink nor to be drunk in public. But we are allowed to buy strong liquor from the age of 18.
    Recently the legislation has been altered, and now you can't buy beer from the age of 16 anymore. you have to be 18 now.
    I bought some liquor some time ago, and they wanted to check my identity card because I look to young to be 18 haha.
    I still need to mail you though, but I haven't found the time to do so just yet. please wait for it.


    1. Goooood morning, Suzanne-san! I'm so sorry for late reply like....always :( I had been very busy for some reason, but let me explain about it in the next mail ;)
      Yes, we can drink and to be drunk in public! It's amazing your country prohibit from it despite you can buy alcohols from age 16. We have to be 20 or above, but once you hit 20, you can enjoy it! Like hanami, or a party which is held around cherry blossoms, we bring lunch boxes and beers. We eat, we drink! :)

  2. In Japan, it is mandatory to be drunk in public during hanami ;)

    1. True, haha :D It's some kind of mandatory, especially when your boss asks me! ;)