On a cloudless sunny day………we decided to adventure north, about a two hour or so drive up north which will take you to Gunma prefecture – one of the leading producers and suppliers of vegetables in the country and Tokyo district.
If anyone of you are near Tokyo….. drop by to see the ‘cherry blossom finale’.
Since I’ve been doing a lot of Instagram photos lately, this is a post to share my photos, perhaps may show a glimpse of my daily lifestyle here in Tokyo.
This ceremony was first posted last year for our very first grandchild and time has come for our second grandchild, now turned over 100 days in which to celebrate her first taste of food – a traditional Japanese ritual called ‘okuisome’.
Time flies…… Time flies so fast quite unbelievable and our grandson is already ‘ONE’ today to celebrate his very first birthday.
This post may come as a ‘shocking post’ but to emphasize that it is NOT a PET TURTLE as to being one of the fine delicacies in our eastern part of the world, the soft-shelled turtle (which we call it suppon in Japanese) considered equivalent to medicine from ancient Chinese history.
Rice cakes – we call it ‘mochi’ is eaten most everywhere in Japan at New Years.
Entertainment for your art appetite – These are ORIGAMI ARTS created by my 11 year old nephew. He seems to be gifted with craftsmanship and art talents to develop these ORGAMI ART quite easily with intense concentration.
Autumn seem early this year. The sizzling summer seem to have dissipated with this long autumn rain and here to notice the appearance of ‘chestnut’ here and there.
Although we’ve been encountering continuous rain during this ‘monsoon’ season, there are few days of hiatus here and there where when we decided to take a trip known to be the ‘Home of the Apricots’ in Nagano-prefecture (I will place a link but unfortunately none of the web pages have English sites).