A bird in Kofu, Japan weathers a late summer typhoon rain.
In Kofu’s Sonekyuryo Park, two moths rest near a shrine.
On a warm June evening, peach incense wafts through the hallways of our house.
June 10th, 2016
I spied this rainbow lurking over Kofu City as I was walking back from work today. In Japanese, the word for rainbow is niji.
Yesterday, I visited Ashikaga Flower Park with my dear friend “M”, who is pictured here. Ashikaga is known for its grand wisteria gardens; believe me, they are indeed grand！ The park is open almost year-round and when wisteria is not in season, they showcase flowers such as clematis, roses, and tulips.
Ashikaga Flower Park
Over the weekend, my husband and I infused sake with two pints of fresh strawberries. Two days ago, I did the first straining to remove the strawberries. Today, the sake went through a second filtering to remove any bits of strawberries that remained after the initial straining. We are going to pour our first glass tonight!
Do you want to try making this kind of infused sake at home?
Here is the recipe!
Recipe: Strawberry-infused sake
During Japan’s 花見/hanami season, visitors to Minobusan Kuonji Temple enjoy taking photographs of the temple’s numerous cherry-blossom trees, which are blooming in abundance.
A group of friends visit Hasadera Temple on a rainy March day.
I promise that my next post will be writing. Recently, I purchased a new camera and have been eager to experiment with it! Cheers!
On a rainy March day, a woman stops to pray at Hasadera Temple.