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Kisaragi and Setsubun

The month of February used to be called Kisaragi in Japan. February was the second month of winter under the lunar calendar, which Japan used before the Heian Period. Under this calendar, Winter was the period from January to end of…

Boss in Ebisu

The "Boss" looks over the crossing here in Ebisu. The sky was really powdery today, almost like marshmallow clouds. Great scene. How is your Saturday weather?

Tokyo Weather

Wonderful weather in Tokyo today. The sun was out, the sky was blue and the wind was only slight. It always seems that December and January can have some great warm winter days before February and March get a bit colder and darker.…

Sakura on its way!

The prediction for Sakura to arrive in Tokyo this year was the 22 or 23rd of March. With the weather forecast for rain tomorrow, it looks like Monday 23 should be the best time for the Sakura to come out, at least in Shibuya. I took the…

Odaiba Ume and Sakura Map

Nice touch of Spring here as the Ume blossom at Odaiba. Tokyo is set to have its first Sakura blossoming around the 22/23 of this month. Here is a really useful map that shows you the expected dates for the whole country. You need to…