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Flower Parks of the Sera District of Hiroshima

March 26, 2018 by Matt Mangham

For many people, spring really only means flowers, and plenty of them. Some of us can get all we need from a lazy afternoon or two under the cherry blossoms. But if that has only whetted your appetite for spring color after the long, bleak winter, then Hiroshima Prefecture’s Sera district has you covered. For […]

Cherry Blossom Days in Japan

February 26, 2018 by Admin

Hanami, or “flower viewing,”  especially cherry blossoms, with friends and family is one of the best times to be in Japan. A tradition in Japan, modern hanami is enjoyed with copious amounts of food and drink. The practice is so popular that finding and securing a good spot in a popular park at peak season may […]

Top Five Hanami Sites near Hiroshima

February 25, 2018 by admin

Hanami is what the Japanese call “flower viewing,”  especially cherry blossoms (桜 sakura) with friends and family. In modern practice, hanami is enjoyed, especially by the younger generations of Japan, with copious amounts of food and drink. The practice is so popular that finding and securing a good spot in a popular park at peak season […]

White Day in Japan – Chocolate, Love and Obligation

February 23, 2018 by admin

In Japan, the “Craziness of Valentine’s Day” falls mainly on women.  In fact, unlike most countries of which I am aware, in Japan the tradition calls for women to give chocolate to the person they’re dating, want to date, or is their father…sometimes brothers, and to add insult to injury, co-workers and good friends. All in, women […]

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