February 16, 2019

2019 Cherry Blossom Schedule Forecast in Japan 平成31 桜開花スケジュール

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Cherry Bossoms, Sakura, 桜、さくら、サクラ、🌸


I'm posting a bit late this year, so The Japanese WeatherNews’s weathernews.jp, and the official Japan Weather Association’s tenki.jp, as well as Weathermap are all available.

*Check for updates!

According to weathermap, which differs from WeatherNews (large map at top), so now you have at least two opinions.
Tokyo: 3/23 (blossoms open), 3/30 (full bloom)
Osaka: 3/26 (blossoms open), 4/2 (full bloom)
Kyoto: 3/25 (blossoms open), 4/2 (full bloom)

Otherwise:
(Kyushu) Fukuoka: 3/19 (blossoms open), 3/30 (full bloom)
Hiroshima: 3/23 (blossoms open), 4/1 (full bloom)
Niigata: 4/7 (blossoms open), 4/12 (full bloom)
Sendai: 4/10 (blossoms open), 4/14 (full bloom)
(Hokkaido) Sapporo: 4/30 (blossoms open), 5/3 (full bloom)

The cherry blossoms should continue to bloom for five to six days after their peak (full bloom), depending on weather.



Several forecast maps will soon be available online so you can keep up with the moving cherry blossom front.

Cherry Blossom Flowering Date Maps:


http://weathernews.jp/sakura2007/
Weather News Map (Current State Live)
http://weathernews.jp/sakura/
* At WeatherNews site, click button "Sakura Simulator" for forecast by date. 



http://www.mapple.net/sp_sakura/

Mapple Net Map (Current State Live) (no longer available?)
http://www.mapple.net/sp_sakura/
Run cursor over the area you are interested in.



tenki_dot_jp=sakura-expectation2012JWA Forecast Map (Forecast Prediction)
http://tenki.jp/sakura/expectation



http://www.e087.com/sakura/skaika/kaika2.html
Japan Weather Agency 気象庁の桜の開花予想
(Forecast Prediction)
http://www.hanazakura.jp/
sakura/skaika/kaika2.html
(Unfortunately ended as of 2009)
* See: http://hanazakura.jp/



http://flower.enjoytokyo.jp/sakura/tokyo.html

Enjoy Tokyo Blossom Viewing
http://flower.enjoytokyo.jp/sakura/index.html 



http://www.walkerplus.com/hanami/kanto/tokyo/
Walkerplus Famous Places in Tokyo
http://hanami.walkerplus.com/ 



Cherry Blossom Pictures 2018


Links:

* EnjoyTokyo Department Store Box Lunches for Blossom Viewing
デパ地下のお花見弁当(no longer available?)

Tokyo Yokohama Information: Cherry Blossom Viewing Spots (no longer available?)

Japan Guide: Popular Hanami Spots

All About: 江戸の名所で桜を愛でよう(no longer available?)

* See also Infoseek for more links (in Japanese):
http://senkuni.org/link/sakura/sakura_saku.html


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auberginefleur at 15:41|PermalinkComments(0)

2019 Kimono February Week 3

2019-2-15 (Fri) @ Bunkyo --to-- Niiza
I rather like how the stripes in the obi just happened to match the stripes in the kimono.

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2019-2-14 (Thu) @ Neighborhood (Valentine's)

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2019-2-11 (Mon) @ Tea Class

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auberginefleur at 13:53|PermalinkComments(0) Kimono Winter (Awase) | Kimono: My Collection Etc.

2019 Kimono February Week 3 (Asakusa)

2019-2-10 (Sun) @ Asakusa

A friend called me out of the blue. A friend had given her some kimono, so she wanted to get dressed up and go to Asakusa. First she came over to my house, and we sorted through her kimono. Then we had to sew on a han-eri collar to her nagajuban. Then I had to show her how to dress in kimono. She was so happy to put on a kimono herself, for the first time, that first we had to stop by a couple of places so she could show off to her friends (very cute). Finally, we set off for Asakusa, and had a great time!

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auberginefleur at 13:44|PermalinkComments(0) Kimono Winter (Awase) | Kimono: My Collection Etc.

2019 Kimono February Week 2

2019-2-9 (Sat) @ Neighborhood

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2019-2-8 (Fri) @ Niiza
Same kimono and obi as 2019-2-5 (Tue) below, but different abi-age sash and obijime cord; here light blue and below yellow.

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2019-2-7 (Thu) @ Neighborhood

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2019-2-6 (Wed) @ Niiza

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2019-2-5 (Tue) @ Bunkyo

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auberginefleur at 13:27|PermalinkComments(0) Kimono Winter (Awase) | Kimono: My Collection Etc.

February 03, 2019

2019 Kimono February Week 1

2019-2-2 (Sat) @ Bunkyo
(Yuuki Tsumugi)

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2019-2-1 (Fri) @ Niiza

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auberginefleur at 16:17|PermalinkComments(0) Kimono Winter (Awase) | Kimono: My Collection Etc.

2019 Kimono January Week 5

2019-1-29 (Tue) @ Bunkyo

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2019-1-28 (Mon) @ Bunkyo (A-Nyushi Exam Day 2)

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2019-1-27 (Sun) @ Bunkyo (A-Nyushi Exam Day 1)

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auberginefleur at 16:01|PermalinkComments(0) Kimono Winter (Awase) | Kimono: My Collection Etc.

2019 Kimono January Week 4

2019-1-26 (Sat) @ Bunkyo

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2019-1-25 (Fri) @ Niiza

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2019-1-23 (Wed) @ Niiza

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2019-1-22 (Tue) @ Bunkyo

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2019-1-21 (Mon) @ Tea
(The day I split the back seam on this kimono. It is now at the kimono shop, along with a summer silk-koubai kimono, getting repaired)

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auberginefleur at 15:02|PermalinkComments(0) Kimono Winter (Awase) | Kimono: My Collection Etc.

2019 Kimono January Week 2 and 3

* BTW, there is no Jan week 1

2019-1-19 (Sat) @ Niiza (Center Shiken)

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2019-1-16 (Wed) @ Niiza

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2019-1-15 (Tue) @ Bunkyo

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2019-1-14 (Mon) @ Hatsugama (NY's Tea Ceremony)

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2019-1-13 (Sun) @ Bunkyo

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2019-1-11 (Fri) @ Niiza

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2019-1-9 (Wed) @ Niiza

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auberginefleur at 14:45|PermalinkComments(0) Kimono Winter (Awase) | Kimono: My Collection Etc.

January 24, 2019

The Four Deva Vegetables of the Japanese Entrance Exams

For the Japanese National Entrance exams (Center Shiken, センター試験) on Jan 19, the Listening Portion had a question about which (vegetable) character matched the description in the listening. These rather odd, but adorable, characters have now become a meme, and are called the “Yasai Shitennō” (野菜四天王), the Four Deva Vegetables.

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Shitennō (Four Deva Kings),
Hōryūji Temple 法隆寺, Nara. Mid-7th Century.


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The Shitennō are the For Deva Kings adapted into Buddhism who guard the four cardinal directions. The four are Tamon-ten (Bishamon-ten) 多聞天 (毘沙門天), Zōchō-ten 増長天, Jikoku-ten持国天, and Kōmoku-ten広目天.


The Memes:

https://sanpo521.com/learn/1081/
センター試験に謎キャラが爆誕?フィギュア化も?羽の生えた野菜が?

センター試験に謎キャラが爆誕


https://sanpo521.com/learn/1081/
センター試験に謎キャラが爆誕?フィギュア化も?羽の生えた野菜が?

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There are even 3-D Youtube versions:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHeg7A36A_w&feature=youtu.be

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auberginefleur at 10:41|PermalinkComments(0) Japan News Briefs | Anime, Manga, Video Games

January 10, 2019

Back in Japan, and back in kimono

2018-01-05 (Sat) @ Torihachi
(wore samue 作務衣, kimono jacket-and-pants work clothes)

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Just because...

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2018-01-09 (Wed) @ Niiza

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auberginefleur at 14:26|PermalinkComments(0) Kimono Winter (Awase) | Kimono: My Collection Etc.

December 31, 2018

Return Japan

I was supposed to fly out on Delta, but the plane was delayed arrival to Newark, hence would not make connection at Detroit for flight to Narita, so I was transferred to United. Direct flight! Yippee!

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When the United flight actually took off...

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Newark from above

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Narita Skyliner train from Narita airport to Nippori station

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auberginefleur at 14:18|PermalinkComments(0)

December 29, 2018

Franklin Lakes Nature Preserve

2018-12-29 (Sat) with Dad

Nice for a short hike (walk) on an overcast day, and even prettier in spring.
Walking counter-clockwise, enlarge map held by Dad

3 trail markers marks the start

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The lake with narrow pennisula cutting across it

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Dad on a bridge

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Upper left trail mark means turn left

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Upper right trail marker means turn right

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The lake with ducks

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Pretty white birch trees catching the sun

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Bergen County Road Bridge built in 1930

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Huge Estate across the street

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Circular branch

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auberginefleur at 13:53|PermalinkComments(0)

December 27, 2018

2019 Trends -- Mens Kimono

According to the Farmer's Almanac of 2019, Men's Wear Daily predicts kimono in muted blues and grays for men. (Seriousy?! In the US?!)

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auberginefleur at 13:39|PermalinkComments(0)

December 26, 2018

Bookshelf from my undergraduate days at RU

2018-12-26 (Wed)

Bookshelf from my undergraduate days at RU

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Detail of The Secret History of the Lord of Musashi and Arrowroot, written by Tanizaki, and translated by Anthony H Chambers

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auberginefleur at 13:35|PermalinkComments(0)

December 25, 2018

Merry Christmas

2018-12-25 (Tue)

Table Centerpiece by AF

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Mother's Favorite Tea (Dimbula)

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