Cherry Blossoms in Hirosaki 2020

Enjoying cherry blossoms while the world was slowly shutting down. The beautiful cover photo is from Tasha Nguyen an Hirosaki ALT~

Sapporo Snow Festival (札幌雪まつり)

To be honest this was a trip I was not really looking forward to, even dreading. Not because of the bitter cold Hokkaido is known for, but because I'd just had the flu the previous week, and I was not yet feeling myself.   But this trip honestly turned out so much better than I expected … Continue reading Sapporo Snow Festival (札幌雪まつり)

Oyama Sankei (お山参詣)

On January 1984, Oyama Sankei became a national significant intangible folk cultural asset in Japan. No one really knows when this festival began, and there is much debate whether it started in the Kamakura period or the Edo period. Regardless, it is safe to assume that this festival started a really long time ago, but … Continue reading Oyama Sankei (お山参詣)