2016 Cherry Blossom Forecast : Tokyo MARCH 22-26 START!

STATUS : CONFIRMED THRU VISITS BY EXPERIENCETOKYO ROPPONGI HILLS : MARCH 28 – FULL BLOOM KUDANSHITA CHIDORIGAFUCHI MARCH 30 – STILL 50% RIKUGIEN GARDENS MARCH 30 – FULL BLOOM UENO PARK MARCH 30 – STILL 50% Its been a warm winter in 2016. There have been spells of cold days, but nothing close to the regular

Benzaiten Temple at Shinobazu Pond in Ueno Park

Benzaiten (弁才天, 弁財天) is a Japanese Buddhist goddess, who originated from the Hindu goddess Saraswati. The Shinobzu Pond at Ueno Park has a temple of Saraswati. Floating on the water of the pond, it is a Buddhist temple dedicated to Saraswati the goddess of the arts, knowledge and wisdom. Japanese of todays generation, pray to her

Moon Pine at Ueno Park, part of the One Hundred Famous Views of Edo

One Hundred Famous Views of Edo is a series of Ukiyo-e prints by the Japanese artist Utagawa Hiroshige (1797–1858). The prints were first published in serialized form in 1856–59. Just watching these prints makes me wonder the beauty of Tokyo then with the green cover against the concrete existence of today. Many paintings, you can see Mount

Ueno Park Cherry Blossoms : iPhone 6 camera capability check

I love the camera system from the first iPhone which I have owned, the iPhone 3 and have been witness to the innovation progressing on the smartphone one generation after another. I have started to make many of my blog entries with some images taken from an iPhone 6 camera as against always depending on the