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Ume Matsuri the Plum blossoms festival of Yushima Tenjin in old Edo Tokyo

Ume Matsuri the Plum blossoms festival of Yushima Tenjin in old Edo Tokyo Tokyo has changed over the years. Quite a lot, by any measure, be it economy food habits lifestyle. Except for some pockets, that still are holding onto traditions. Yushima is one of them. The old Jinja, one of the three major Shinto shrines…

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Events places festivals and activities to enjoy summer in Tokyo

Summer in Japan Haru Natsu Aki Fuyu - Spring Summer Autumn Winter - the four seasons of Japan are each distinct by its own form of celebration. Summer is no exception. It's Arrival is celebrated, peak is tolerated, then departure is again celebrated. Summer is the shortest of the four seasons. So there's a palpable…

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Hanabi the summer time fireworks festival in Tokyo

Hanabi the summer time fireworks festival in Tokyo Hana = Flower Bi-> derived from Hi = Fire Together Hanabi = fireworks Summer in Japan is time for Hanabi. Traditionally the two months of July and August have been the months for firework shows. Various cities communities organizations join hands to hold annual shows on specific…

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Yozakura cherry blossoms in evening

Yozakura cherry blossoms in evening "Yozakura cherry blossoms in evening" is in continuation from previous issues on Cherry Blossoms in Japan. You can view via following links Celebrating-spring-cherry-blossoms-in-japan Ueo Park Tokyo - Hanami and the Lily pond Tokyo-water-sports-rowing-under-cherry-blossoms Yoru よる  - evening                         Sakura in evening =…

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Tokyo Water sports – rowing under cherry blossoms

This 10th April was the annual spring open day at Edogawa Rowing Club.  Winter is gone. Colorful boats were floating gently in the spring breeze under the mellow sun. Viewers gathered around the river side in tents under the cherry blossom trees. Edogawa - center for Tokyo Water Sports Edogawa was a low lying area, riverine marshy land. In terms of industry there…

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Spring Cherry Blossom festival at 1000 Sakura park Tokyo

Spring Cherry blossom festival at 1000 Sakura park Tokyo In Japanese tradition Cherry blossoms represent rejuvenation. After the bitter cold winter comes spring holding the hands of Cherry blossom. When it arrives it covers the neighborhood with gorgeous bloom. Somewhat akin to the old saying that tough times don't last forever. And when the good times finally come it…

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Spring Cherry Blossom Fest at Zojoji Temple Tokyo

The Spring Cherry Blossom Fest at Zojoji Temple Tokyo Origin of Zojoji Tokugaya shogun was the one most powerful samurai leader in whole of Japan. He was the real ruler, the chief of army. The reining monarch in Kyoto was monarch by title only. Shogun ruled from Edo, a region far away from the then capital…

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Celebrating Spring cherry blossoms in Japan

Celebrating Spring cherry blossoms in Japan Petals fall. Float on the water beneath. A pink tinge covers the blue sky reflecting on the water. The pink cover shimmers, in the gentle breeze. It is spring, season of Sakura, the cherry blossom in Japan. As the winter bids farewell, the blossoms usher in spring. Starting from…

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About winter weather and winter festivities in Japan

Winter Weather How is winter in Japan? Mild pleasant, to bitter cold, answers can vary depending on whom you are asking. Even though it is not the longest or the widest of land mass known to humans, the weather varies widely. Hokkaido island in the North is cold, very cold, neighbor to Siberia. Okinawa island in…

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