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Memories of Cherry Blossoms

Memories of Cherry Blossoms

Posted by Yoshi Kai on 24th Mar 2019

There is so much written about the beauty and profoundness of cherry blossoms. And yet, my childhood memories of them are quite simple. I grew up in Mimasaka, a small town in Okayama prefecture. Th … read more
Place Where There Are No Strangers

Place Where There Are No Strangers

Posted by Momoko Kagamizu on 5th Mar 2017

under cherry blossoms’ shade even those whom we don’t know are not strangers (Issa Kobayashi, 1819) When we can share feelings with others, they are no longer strangers. If we have em … read more
A Passion for Cherry Blossoms

A Passion for Cherry Blossoms

Posted by Momoko Kagamizu on 5th Mar 2015

In Japan, passion for cherry blossoms run deeps and anticipating their arrival every spring borders on a national obsession. Pictures above are from nightly news national TV broadcasts in early Mar … read more
Blossoms and Birds Herald the Coming of Spring

Blossoms and Birds Herald the Coming of Spring

Posted by Yoshi Kai on 2nd Feb 2014

It is still cold, and Spring seems a way off. However, days are starting to get longer noticeably, and unmistakable signs of change are in the air. The plum trees in my backyard have hundreds of pr … read more