Friday, May 30, 2014

Tokyo Sakura 2014

Hello guys!

I'm so so sooooo sorry for the lack of posts lately!
I've been too bombarded with stuffs surrounding me lately, and I literally didn't had the inspiration or mood to write a new post. I know, i know, it's about the consistency problem again.

So before marking an end to May, and welcoming the even-more-hectic june, I'll be sharing with you guys something very beautiful, and so precious that it blooms only once in a year!

The blooming season of Sakura are usually around late march to mid april. Or sometimes if you're lucky, you'll also have a chance to see this gorgeous baby blooming in early May too!

The exact dates differs each year, so you might wanna check out dear mr. google before your visit!

Or, let me provide you with a link:

This was at Ueno park(上野公園). It was sooooo crowded (obviously you could see) that day. But the sight of smiling people, happy faces, it's all so worth it! 

花見(Hanami) is a very big thing in Japan. Co-workers would gather under a Sakura tree and have a picnic! I guess, because of how workaholic they are, this were one of the best times that they could enjoy and relax with their co-workers. 

Of course, good view gotta come with good food right?
You'll find vendors selling foods and drinks inside the park.
What do I recommend? 日本酒(Nihonshu), which is Sake!
It is stored in that little fridge-like-thingy which I currently have no vocab running in my mind to describe it, to keep it warm. Warm Sake is the best! But also, you gotta watch it. Apparently, you don't really taste the strong alcohol taste as much as the normal cold ones, and you tend to drink more. As a result, you'll become one of the 酔っぱらい(Yopparai), which literally means a drunkard. 

おでん!! If you love Japan, you gotta love Oden! It's usually eaten in winter because it makes you feel warm and fuzzy! :3 What's in an Oden? So, basically, it's like a stew which consists of, boiled eggs, daikon, or you call it radish, konjac, and processed fishcake. It is cooked in soy-flavored dashi broth. The best thing about oden? It's sooo low in calories and yummy as crazy! Oden is most definitely one of my best favorite Japanese dish! You really should try it! 

And next, my sis-in-law and I headed to Sumida park(墨田公園)!

As my phone battery was running low, I didn't manage to capture much picture.

But, here, this video right here will do justice on how beautiful Sumida park was. Personally, I prefer Sumida park better than Ueno. It's more serene. I'm a person who matters serenity more than anything, so this got my biased vote. 

Can you see the petals of Sakura snowing? It's too too too beautiful!

And lastly, to end this post, this was me wearing a furisode!
Pictures were taken in Funabashi! ^-^

No, those weren't Sakura. Lol. 

But these definitely are. :)

Good luck, Have a sweet day!

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  1. I've always wanted to visit Japan! It's so beautiful during the Sakura season.
    You're so pretty too :) Love your pictures in furisode!


  2. Hi sweety,
    First of all you look so cute and I love your hair color so much<3
    Great pictures. It's on my wishlist to visit Japan someday!!

    much love,


  3. Great images! You are so beautiful :)
    I invite you to visit my blog and let me know if you would like to follow each other.


  4. I've always wanted to visit Japan during Sakura season. Thanks for sharing your pics!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

  5. What a beautiful flower! I saw something about it recently but had no idea it bloomed only once a year! You and your sis in law look really cute!! :)

    Keep in touch

  6. Nice!

  7. Wow, you look so gorgeous! Glad you're having a good time ^_^

    Cristielle |Fairytale Princess ☾•*

  8. Such lovely pictures. It must be such a nice thing to watch the sakura. I would love to go to Japan.
    Thank you for visiting my blog.

  9. So beautiful! I went to the whole festival they were having here in Brooklyn and it was such a cool experience.

    xx Hélène

  10. Really cute
    Great Festival