Wheat Field Wanderings

こんにちは! It’s Golden Week in Japan, a time of the year when several holidays (Showa Day, Constitution Memorial Day, Greenery Day, and Children’s Day) fall close together, which usually means one or two long weekends! This year we happened to have Monday, Thursday, and Friday off; usually this week is a prime time to travel … Continue reading Wheat Field Wanderings

Spring in Tatebayashi

こんばんは! Back home, my favourite season was always fall. I loved the changing colours and the crisp air, the pumpkins and excitement of Halloween. Since moving to Japan, though, I’ve fallen in love with spring. I’ve never seen anything as beautiful as a long line of sakura trees swaying in the breeze as petals flurry down … Continue reading Spring in Tatebayashi

Winter in Tatebayashi

Hello everyone! Just last Monday we had a snow storm sweep through our region of Japan. Here in Tatebayashi, snow is pretty rare; the temperature rarely dips below -3C/26F, and it’s very dry. About once every ten years or so a big snow storm hits; the most recent was four years ago, our first winter … Continue reading Winter in Tatebayashi