• Onsen
  • Cherry Blossoms
  • Kakusenkei Gorge, Yamanaka Onsen
  • Maruyama Park, Kyoto
  • Meiji Shrine, Tokyo
  • Nijo Castle, Kyoto
  • Prince Park Tower, Tokyo
  • Senso-ji Temple, Tokyo
  • Tea Ceremony Confectionery
  • Traditional Tea Ceremony Room
  • Buddhist Temple
  • Japanese Orchid



I met a group of Japanese people who invited me to join them under a cherry blossom tree in Maruyama Park. They were drinking Sake and writing Haiku poems on rice paper. This is what I wrote:

In cherry blossom
season Japanese spirits
open my heart.

Maruyama Park, Kyoto, March 13, 2012