Cherry blossom (sakura) season has arrived in Tokyo, about a week earlier than usual. The whole spectacle is so fleeting that the full blooming period usually only lasts for a week. This year the weather forecast is splendid so people are out in the parks for hanami (flower viewing) picnics during the day or yozakura (nighttime viewings). I’ll also be doing just that for this week but will be posting again from April 2nd.
A pretty entrance ticket that I have purchased already quite a few times since moving to Tokyo. It gains you access to the Nezu Museum in Minami Aoyama. The museum hosts a fine collection of Japanese and Chinese art, however, my personal highlight and the main reason that I keep on coming back is the architecture of the 2009 building – designed by Kengo Kuma – as well as the museum’s lush garden. Entering the fairly dark space, looking straight on through large glass panels into the beautiful greenery makes me always feel relaxed at once. I actually rate this tranquil place so much that I decided to add it to my list of favourite, peaceful spots in Tokyo.
I recently went to the Yebisu International Festival for Arts & Alternative Visions (I know, a long name) which is currently taking place at the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum in Ebisu, Tokyo. The festival featured a lot of video art, which I wasn’t expecting. Continue reading “memory archive – day 18”
Living in Tokyo as a mother of young children means that you are missing out on the nightlife that this city is famous for. Mostly, not completely though. Continue reading “memory archive – day 13.2”
If I should pick one item which I can be accused of hoarding, it would be free fabric bags. As those have been so popular for quite a while now, I am sure that I am not the only one being guilty. Continue reading “memory archive – day 13.1”