Although the Japanese cherry blossom Sakura is the most famous, the Japanese plum (梅) blossom is always stunning because its happening in full winter. Often occurring right after new year, its occasionally enduring snow, with temperatures typically well below 10 degrees Celsius. Although called a plum, the fruit is closer related to apricot, and sourcing umeshu (梅酒), a sweet wine… Continue reading »
Same as in previous years, 2016 Sakura had its share of rainy days, especially on weekends. Finally, temperatures rose and the rain is over.
A further look into Google pictures tells a story without words.
Our Highlight in 2015 was being at the 11th World Karate Championship with tickets for the second day finals. Well done. Osu!