Cherry trees

Watch a Japanology documentary about Cherry trees and feel the wisdom and knowledge of Toemon Sano, the Protector of Cherry Trees Art by Yoshida Hiroshi, “avenue with Cherry trees” Advertisements

Cherry Blossoms

hana no kage   aka no tanin wa   nakari keri   in the shaddow of the cherry blossom complete strangers there are none -Issa   Art by Utagawa Hiroshige, “Embankment of the Sumida River, Edo from the 36 views of Mt Fuji, 1859  

Cherry Blossoms

A “Begin Japanology” NHK video about all the different kinds of Cherry trees and blossoms that bloom in different times and spaces all over Japan!

Cherry blossoms on Mt Yoshino

kore wa kore wa to bakari     hana no yoshinoyama ‘Ah!’ I said, ‘Ah!’ it was all that I could say the cherry flowers of Mt Yoshino! -Teishitsu   Art by Hokusai “Cherry blossoms on Mt Yoshino”

6th Station: 藤沢 Fujisawa

Art by Ando Hiroshige, late 1830s, chuban yokoye published by Sanoki – Kyoka edition Fujisawa-shuku (藤沢宿 Fujisawa-shuku?) was the sixth of the fifty-three stations of the Tōkaidō. It is located in the present-day city of Fujisawa, Kanagawa Prefecture. Fujisawa-shuku was established as a post station on the Tōkaidō in 1601, but did not become the…

凱風快晴 Gaifū kaisei

fast passing by clouds a peak of random thoughts burning eyes   Art by Katsushika Hokusai, : “South wind, clear sky”

Station 5th : 戸塚 Totsuka

Art by Ando Hiroshige, late 1830s, chuban yokoye published by Sanoki – Kyoka edition Totsuka-juku (戸塚宿 Totsuka-juku?) was the fifth of the fifty-three stations (shukuba) of the Tōkaidō. It was the eastern-most post station in Sagami Province. It is now located in Totsuka-ku in the present-day city of Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture. Because Totsuka-juku was approximately…

山下白雨 Sanka hakū

deep within her the lava awaits mirroring the stormy clouds     Art by Katsushika Hokusai, “Rainstorm Beneath the Summit”

わさび Wasabi

Oh yes I love wasabi! the way it tricks me when I can’t control it and brings fire inside my nasal ways…like cleaning through the passage I love the taste and the fact that complements almost everything I combine it with.. I knew it was a plant but I learned a lot more with the…

Moonlight Patrol (Gekka no sekko)

In another scene from the Chronicles of the Taiko, Saito Toshimitsu is conducting surveillance along the Kamo River near Kyoto, before the attack on the Honnoji Temple in 1582. Toshimitsu and his father Saito Kuranosuke were retainers of Akechi Mitshuide (1526-1582) who fought a treacherous war against his lord Oda Nobunaga. The story of Akechi…

the cold remains

隅々に残る寒さや梅の花 Sumizumi ni nokoru samusa ya ume no hana In nooks and corners Cold remains- Flowers of the plum -Yosa Buson Art by Utagawa Hiroshige II: The Sleeping Dragon Plum Tree in the Plum Garden in Tokyo