April 29, 2016

The Night Hanami in Tokyo Midtown



I was passing through Roppongi for work and was pulled towards the lights.

The sakura trees along the Midtown Garden are lit up every year. Yozakura itself is lovely but when they are lit up like this, it really draws a crowd. But surprisingly, at this time of night it wasn't too crowded and I was able to take a leisurely stroll along the park.

Here are some photos: 














TOKYO MIDTOWN GARDEN (東京ミッドタウンガーデン)
9-7-1 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo JAPAN
東京都港区赤坂9-7-1
TEL: 03 3475 3100
HOURS: 5:00pm-11:00pm
SEASON: Mid-March to mid-April (depends on the year)

April 25, 2016

The Morning Hanami in Shinjuku


I know hanami season is over but I just couldn't go on without sharing just a little.

It may just be my imagination but are there more sakura trees in Tokyo than never before? With a slightly hectic spring schedule, I had accepted that there wouldn't be a proper hanami season for me this year. It may just be that the hanami gods felt bad for me but it seemed like every corner I turned, there was a burst of sakura waiting for me!

Like this massive tree that was trimmed to a T it almost looked like a pink square marshmallow from the front. 

They say it's bad luck to have a sakura tree in your yard, something to do with it feeding off human decay or attracting the dead. But others, like this house, say to hell with that and have gorgeous cherry blossoms above their roofs. Do you think it's true? As much as I love sakura, and even though I'm not really all that superstitious...just in case, I would love to be the next door neighbor ;)





April 1, 2016

The April Link Love



Happy first day of April!

I just remembered that today is April fool's day, which I have never been into. Do you like jokes and tricks? I am just one of those people that can't handle purposely embarrassing people. I know, so uptight and boring. But I get even more embarrassed for them and it's just too much. Ha.

Anyways, March was an interesting month. My cellphone passed away and since I haven't made the time to get it fixed or exchanged, I am now living like a pilgrim. Or when I was in 5th grade, give or take a few hundred year. No computer, no cellphone.

It's not too bad to tell you the truth. Which brings me to question myself...do we really need to be connected to every single person we've ever met? But then on the other hand, I'd like to get my cellphone fixed so I can actually call home and talk to my parents.

In other news, the sakura season is finally upon us! Yay!

Happy hanami season, everyone ;)


-------------------------------------------------------Link Love-------------------------------------------------------

- Jane Austen is probably mad at us.

- I had no idea!

- Not in the mood to party? (Heehee!)

- Haunting photographs.

- Community.

- Perfect for hanami!