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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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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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Ueno Park Tokyo – Hanami and the Lily Pond

Follows from - http://www.couchflyer.com/celebrating-spring-cherry-blossoms-in-japan/ Ueno Park Tokyo - hanami and the lily pond More than a hundred and fifty years ago, a fierce battle was fought on the hill of Ueno. The battle ended the reign of Samurai shoguns and restored the power of Meiji emperor. A new chapter started in Japan's history. It was the beginning of…

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