Friday, April 15, 2016

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Out for an evening stroll down Dankazura on Wakamiya Ōji Street in Kamakura. The sakura trees were ripped out and replanted this year so it's not nearly as beautiful as it was when we lived here from 2008-2010. I took photo at the top of my blog in this spot in 2009. #鎌倉 #Japan #若宮大路

Thursday, April 14, 2016

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Spent some time at HARRY Hedgehog Cafe (#ハリネズミと触れ合える空間) in Tokyo today. We had so much fun and are anxious to go back. I made reservations last week before word about this place spread all over the Internet...thank goodness! 😉 #hedgehog #hedgehogcafe #ハリネズミ #tokyo #japan #japanloverme

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Sakura Everywhere 🌸

I found this post in my drafts folder and can't believe I forgot to post it...last year!!! Sakura season is very important here in Japan. Stores are decorated and festive the way we decorate for Halloween or Christmas. They're incorporated in food and drink and below are some examples of what I bought last year. I also included a picture of cookies I made.






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We've been here before but not at this time of year. The cherry blossom petals are falling and I loved how they looked on the cobblestone sidewalk at Sakurayama Central Park last week. 🌸 #sakura #桜 #zushi #逗子#逗子の桜山中央公園 #japan #hanami #花見 #park #koen #cherryblossoms #cobblestone

Monday, April 11, 2016

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Another one from Tuesday at Tsurugaoka Hachimangū shrine in Kamakura. The lanterns turned on around 1745. #sakura #桜 #鎌倉 #kamakura #japan #hanami #花見 #cherryblossoms #shinto #TsurugaokaHachimangū #鶴岡

Sunday, April 10, 2016

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I had a field trip with my Japanese language class to Tsurugaoka Hachimangū shrine in Kamakura on Tuesday. The cherry blossoms were beautiful and just starting to fall! 🌸 This Shinto shrine is one of my favorites...it's the same one we've been to for many other holidays including New Year's Eve, Coming of Age Day and Shichi-Go-San. Have I mentioned how happy we are to be living in Japan again?! 🇯🇵 #sakura #桜 #鎌倉 #kamakura #japan #hanami #花見 #cherryblossoms #shinto #TsurugaokaHachimangū #鶴岡八幡宮

Saturday, April 9, 2016

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Gyokuro Tea KitKats. The tea leaves are grown only in the shade and my Japanese teacher said it is a very high-quality tea. 🍵 #kitkatjapan #キットカット #oiishi #onlyinjapan #kitkats #dessert #Japan #gyokuro #玉露#gyokurokitkats #kitkat

Thursday, April 7, 2016

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Yesterday was an absolutely perfect day to spend with friends in the Gumyōji area of Yokohama. We walked, admired the sakura (hanami) and ate lunch along the Ohoka River 🌸 I fell in love with Japan all over again! #桜 #sakura #yokohama #japan #cherryblossoms #ohokariver #hanami #花見 #gumyoji #riverwalk

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A gloomy day today. It poured all day and the wind was very strong in the early evening. So many cherry blossoms were blown off the trees, but even that is pretty! They look like large pink snowflakes falling to the ground. 🌸 #Yokosuka #横須賀 #Japan #sakura #桜 #cherryblossoms

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

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Bought my daughter some koi fish socks at a store in Kamakura a few weeks ago. She loves them....I'd love to find a pair with sharks for my other daughter. #socks #koi #funnysocks #靴下 #Japan #Kamakura #鎌倉 #instasocks #socklovers