Mount Yoshino offers splendid views of cherry blossoms during spring. It is one of the most popular hanami 花見 (flower viewing) spots in Japan. In April 2016, on a lovely…Read More
Nara, the ancient capital of Japan is best known for its temples more than anything else. Most visitors come here to pay homage to the great 大仏 daibutsu (Buddha) of…Read More
南都七大寺 Nantoshichidaiji is the name given to a group of seven temples in Nara. 南都 Nanto means the southern capital. Nara was Japan's ancient capital from 710 t0 794 CE. During this period,…Read More
Call it a spree or a frenzy, I had to see all of Japan from Hokkaido to Okinawa. Ever since I stepped into the enchanting world of Japanese animation, all…Read More
Spring has arrived. One thing that is deeply associated with spring in Japan is the cherry blossom festival or 'hanami' (the flower viewing festival). Cherry blossom or 'sakura' usually start…Read More
When autumn bade farewell, the wind kissed those last red leaves…..
An imagination painted by nature
Little did I know that Japan could be infused with deep spirituality and devotion. The land of manga, robots and bullet trains also has a religious side to it, with…Read More