Monday, April 23, 2012

Hole in the Wall

Last month was filled with so many "Nomikai," which is what we call going out to drink and eat. It was the end of the fiscal year so we always have many nomikai to say farewell to coworkers who have been transferred or are leaving the company.

This was one of the random bars we found for our second stop of the night. It had an American theme with vintage posters and weird chandelier...which I really liked.

The owner said that they'd been operating for over 40 years. And depending on the night, they clear out a corner of the bar and have live music!

Plus their nachos were good, too!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Magical Moment

It is raining today...looks like many of the cherry blossoms will be blown away by the wind tonight. And it hasn't even been a week since I started posting these photos!

But I guess that is what makes these cherry blossoms so special. They tend to reach full bloom suddenly, and for a moment everywhere you look it's magical. Then before you know it, they're once again gone for another year.

But what a moment it is.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Swimming in Sakura

Giving you a slightly different view of the cherry blossoms along Kanda River, which is pretty much me still in cherry blossom mode but trying to trick you into thinking I'm showing you something else. Ha.

Anyways, the bridge I was standing on had a koi fish design on it. At first I thought they were just big goldfish, because our goldfish do get pretty humongous in our ponds, but you can tell it's really a koi fish from the little whiskers that they have.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Tunnel of Sakura

It wasn't exactly blue skies outside when I took this but I kind of liked how retro the shot turned out. And it almost doesn't matter that you can't see the blue sky because there are cherry trees growing on both sides covering the river.

We were wondering what it would be like to climb down and walk in the river and see the cherry blossoms from below...wouldn't that be awesome?

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Sakura Season

Oh it has finally arrived...the cherry blossom season!!!

I've been waiting for it and it's finally here! Now it officially feels like spring and with the blue skies this weekend, I'm sure many people were enjoying seeing the pretty blossoms sway in the wind.

We call cherry blossoms "Sakura" here in Japan. It's a special time of year, despite the fact that it comes around every year, we get all excited and really anticipate this season. Mostly because we all want to eat and drink and be merry under the cherry blossoms, which we call "Hanami."

I'll probably be posting various cherry blossom photos in the days to come, as I assume most Japanese bloggers will be doing. But will try to mix it in with other photos so I don't sakura spam you!

Hope you are all having a great weekend!

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