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お香と桐箱(Japanese aroma and paulownia box)

先々週末、ハズバンドとお母さんと千駄木に行きました。お母さんの友だちの、アロマメイキングクラスがありましたから。にほんのアロマを、お母さんの友だちが、おしえてくれました。(I have a feeling the last sentence was terribly wrong) but my husband corrected it already. Anyway, I was trying to say, “last last week, I went to Sendagi with my husband and Okasan because her friend had an aroma making class. Okasan’s friend taught  me Japanese aromas.” The shop her friend used for space… Continue reading お香と桐箱(Japanese aroma and paulownia box)

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My Neighborhood in Spring

Welcome to my seasonal blog post! During winter, I posted about my neighborhood for the first time. There I mentioned, I plan to post another version in different seasons. What I did last week was to take the same shots and compare them with my winter pictures. It was pretty fun and here are the… Continue reading My Neighborhood in Spring

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Hanami (Literally)

“Hanami," from what I’ve read so far, is the pastime for  watching blossoms of the season. However, over the years, “hanami” began to refer to “cherry blossoms viewing party”. I became more interested when I read an article from Japan times by Michael Hoffman. He mentioned that during the Nara period, due to China’s influence, Ume(Plum)… Continue reading Hanami (Literally)

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Reminiscing Osaka and Plum Blossoms

It's probably Sakura trees blossoming around by the time you read this but I'd like to revisit our Osaka trip and share with you the beauty of the Plum blossoms. In case you'd like to know, my husband booked this trip with JR Tokai Tours. We visited most of the tourists' spots in Osaka but… Continue reading Reminiscing Osaka and Plum Blossoms

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Passing my O.W.Ls (Ostentatious Wizarding Lunacy)

I promised to post this blog weeks ago but better late than never! Now, if you’re a potterhead, we both know the title’s a pun but it sums up my experience quite right. We took a trip to USJ’s Harry Potter world last month for our honeymoon trip and went to Ollivanders shop to get… Continue reading Passing my O.W.Ls (Ostentatious Wizarding Lunacy)