Shiradezakura in Minobuma Town In Yamanashi Prefecture

On a Sunday with perfect weather and cherry blossoms almost at full bloom we made sure to avoid Tokyo like the plague. I saw posts of the horrible crowds that descended on all the cherry blossom spots in Tokyo — hordes with plastic tarps, stacks of bento, and ice chests of beer.

Not wanting to miss out on the weather and cherry blossoms we headed west, to a more remote spot to enjoy Shiradezakura…

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More About White Day

I posted a week ago about my White Day in Japan (March 14th, 2018). The video above shows the gifts my husband brought me and my (failed) attempt to cut the cake.


I wanted to share a few more details about this holiday.

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White Day In Japan

My husband and I are not big romantics.

Nevertheless, I can’t pass up a chance to buy chocolate. This year I bought a box of Godiva chocolate for my husband on Valentine’s Day and gave him 60% of the contents (after… um… sampling for quality-control purposes).

I was hoping for him to bring me a box of chocolate for White Day.  He surprised me by really going all out.

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My Video Adventure of Ashiga Kubou

A few days I posted about Ashiga Kubou, but I finally finished the video of it and what a sight to behold!

I’m so grateful that spring is almost here.  My spirits always pick up in warm weather.  Lately I’ve been getting into fashion for some reason and trying to up my look. I have no idea why it suddenly interests me, but it does.

Here’s the video!  This place was beautiful.  Happy Spring everyone.