Monthly Archive: March, 2014

HUH! It has bloomed! – Sakura Season at Shunjuku Gyoen

During the weekend, I was stuck inside working on my thesis thinking that the peak of the cherry blossom season  was still a few days away. Then I started to see people’s pictures… Continue reading

Yoshinobaigou – Land of the Thousand Plum Trees in Tokyo

My hunt for spring continues at Yoshinobaigou. Yoshinobaigou is an area with many hills in the outskirt of Tokyo known for its plum trees. The area boasts about its 1200 plum trees and… Continue reading

Plum Blossom – Showa Memorial Park

As Spring arrives, I continue on my hunt for the plum blossom, the first sign of spring in Oriental Japan. (Click here to see my previous blog on plum blossom at a shrine… Continue reading

Shimoda Izu – Rocky Shores, White Sand Beaches and Bright Blue Water

It was my first time in Izu and I very much fell in love with it. Usually it is quite hard to find nice beaches in Japan. So many of the beaches are… Continue reading

Shimoda Tokyu Hotel – Spectacular Scenery of Izu Peninsula

Shimoda Tokyu Hotel provides a stunning view of the scenic Izu peninsula of Japan. I was staying in Shimoda because all of the hotels in the early cherry blossom areas of Izu were… Continue reading

Kawazu Izu – Cherry Blossom and the River

Continuing on my search for cherry blossom, during my trip to Izu I was also in Kawazu. Kawazu is not as spectacular as Minamiizucho (click here to see my previous blog) but it… Continue reading

Minamiizucho – Best place for first sakura of the season

I absolutely love spring and the cherry blossom in Japan. Knowing that I might be moving after I graduate this fall, I want to see as much sakura as possible. Therefore I went… Continue reading

Yushimatenjin – the most beautiful shrine in Spring with its Plum blossom

Yushimatenjin is Tokyo’s most beautiful shrine during the plum blossom season. In Japan, plum blossom is one of the first signs of spring before its infamous cherry blossom season and Yushimatenjin is the… Continue reading

A Thank You to Yoko Ishikura – My Professor and My Mentor

Over the past 1 and half year of my life at the Graduate School of Media Design, Keio University, I have worked under the SPACE project of Professor Yoko Ishikura. Yoko Ishikura comes… Continue reading

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