Tag Archives: spring

June 27

Tulip city

Fukuoka in early spring. Advertisements

March 15

On the cabbage trail

Most recent lesson learnt: When a March weather forecast predicts low wind speeds, don’t trust it as far as you can throw it. Though spring has arrived the wretched winter winds just won’t take a hike.  As promised by Yahoo Weather, Sunday was a perfectly sunny day with not a cloud in the sky.  Being […]

February 23

Setsubun (節分)

This year’s adventures kicked off on what’s officially known as the last night of winter according to the Japanese lunar calendar.  Setsubun, February 3 this year, celebrates the coming of spring. On this night, people throw roasted soybeans around their houses to drive away evil spirits and ward off bad luck for the coming year.  […]