Great Gardens: Horikiri Shobu-en

Iris gardens seem to be a dime a dozen in the Tokyo area but that doesn't mean I love them any less. Purple being one of my favorite colors, I get a particular thrill to see these delicate-stalked blooms begin to appear in late May and throughout the month of June. One of my favorite... Continue Reading →

Celebrate: Rainy Season

Ah, and here we are. My iPhone weather app earlier this week showed me a solid six days of showers and thunderstorms. So far, it's been about half right - we've gotten away with some rather lovely days but the threat of rain is always there. And thus, we come to¬†tsuyu. Tsuyu is the rainy... Continue Reading →

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