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Hanami – hanafubuki spells the end for 2009

I learned this week that there is a special word for the flurry of petals raining down in the breeze – 花吹雪 (hanafubuki) – which is a beautiful sight of tiny pink flakes floating down from above.  My Japanese friends especially love hanafubuki, but part of me felt that this is like celebrating the demise of the very thing that they have come to see.  (more…)

More Meguro River hanami

I’m walking home from my language class so that I can walk along the Meguro River, and all the way under the sakura canopy – around 2 or 3 kilometres. (more…)

Sakura season in Nakameguro

I was at Nakameguro last night, with a few thousand of my newest Tokyo friends, to enjoy the sakura along the Meguro River now at full bloom. (more…)