Sunday, April 8, 2018

Happy Spring

Happy Spring!!!!!



I just found a drafted post that I haven't hit "publish", I guess I was in Tokyo when Spring arrived, so here you go, with some beautiful Sakura from Tokyo as well!



We went to Tokyo March 16, typically is a little early for Sakura. Flower viewing is a big thing in Japan during Cherry blossom Festival, which is spring, it is peak traveling season for Japan, mid March is early but we were lucky enough to have some early bloom, even on the street.


when I am in Japan, I love visiting Shrine, it always makes me feel calm and peaceful...


Nezu Shrine is one of Japan's oldest shrine, nearly all its structures are extant from they were build or rebuilt in 1706.

The best part of the Shrine that I love is the landscape, don't you think the layers of green are just beautiful?


The custom in Japan is that you purify yourself at a Shrine with these wooden ladle at the Chozuya (or some called Temizuya, which is like a little water fountain)



and always remember, hold the ladle with your right hand first, cleanse your left hand and then switch hand.



more beautiful Sakura at Nezu Shrine....


With these beautiful cherry blossom, I am wishing you a wonderful Spring again!
Thanks for stopping by!












10 comments:

Sharon Fritchman said...

Happy Spring to you, too, Kirsty! I love LOVE the beautiful photos that you shared from Japan! Wow!!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Such gorgeous photos!!!

Adam said...

Sakura flowers are always so pretty

Greta said...

Glad you published this post, Kirsty--beautiful pictures! Wishing you a happy Spring, too!

Audrey Pettit said...

Love your pictures! Happy Spring to you, too!

Andie Miller said...

Happy spring to you, my friend! Beautiful pictures.

Elborgi said...

thanks for the wonderful pictures! Happy spring to you too
Elma

Denise van Deventer said...

Cherry blossoms are definitely a sign of spring and I can just imagine the sweet smells coming from those blossoms!
I hope you had a good Easter! ;-)

Maria said...

Gorgeous photos, Kirsty...so pretty! Happy spring!

Maria said...

Gorgeous photos, Kirsty...so pretty! Happy spring!