Monthly Archives: March 2015

Respect

Limits, boundaries and respect

The picture above is of a common sight in Japan. It is a stick of bamboo placed low on the ground to mark an off-limits area. But if you do not respect it, there is no way it can keep … Read the rest

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A Passion for Cherry Blossoms

Japanese passion for cherry blossoms
Here in Japan, passion for cherry blossoms run deeps in the national psyche, and anticipating their arrival every spring is an inseparable part of life bordering on obsession.

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Festival of Dolls

Hinamatsuri girl's festival

March 3 in Japan is Hina Matsuri, the Doll Festival. It is a day of national celebration of young girls, and a day of prayers for their wellness and continued happiness in life.

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