Spring is when schools, parks, and quaint Japanese bridges surrounded by cherry blossom are thriving with people welcoming the new school year.
Photo above: A cherry blossom tree in a quarry. How natural. The cherry blossom season is said to be a season of renewal, of starting fresh and of acknowledging our brief lives. As others have already pointed out maybe our current circumstances are a wake up call for us – a reset button – but […]
I’ve just finished reading Modern Japan: A Very Short Introduction in which the author, Christopher Goto-Jones, concludes that Japan is still struggling to find a balance between its cultural heritage and the demands of the modern world, a conclusion that is never more apparent than during spring when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom […]