Suezenji Park, in Kumamoto Japan. Michiko's home town.
Suezenji Park — in Kumamoto-shi, Kumamoto.
Michiko and her sister Yasuko
Suezenji Park in Kumamoto
Kumamoto Castle, from our hotel room — in Kumamoto-shi, Kumamoto.
Kumamoto Castle and cherry blossoms
Yes, we climbed to the top and this is our proof.
Cherry blossoms in Ueno Park, Tokyo — in Tokyo, Japan.
Cherry blossoms in Ueno Park, Tokyo
Temporary food stalls at Cherry Blossom viewing
Two cats in a cherry tree. Ueno Park,
Group of old men, about my age, invited us to join them for Sake and snacks under the cherry trees.
Michiko asked them where their wives were. They said: "At home, of course." They have gathered here every year for 18 years.
They put this sushi plate and plate of baby squids in front of us and insisted that we eat.
Cooling his feet. They wear funny socks in Japan.
Chindonya, or street musicians, advertising something. I don't know what.
Asakasa Kannon Temple in Tokyo.
Giant straw zori at Asakasa Kannon Temple in Tokyo.
Gojunoto, or 5 storied Pagoda, at Tokogawa Shrine Nikko, Japan.
The originals! At Nikko, in the mountains north of Tokyo.
Tokogawa Shrine, Nikko Japan
Michiko and BIG cyprus tree Nikko Japan
Heart of the Ginza district, back in Tokyo.
Pretty girl, clebrating her 20th birthday with her parents at Meiji Shrine, Tokyo. Her proud father spoke good English.
Another pretty girl in her French Maid costume.
What more can I say?
Food stall at Yasukune Shrine Cherry Blossom viewing area. — in Tokyo, Japan.
Yasukune Shrine Cherry Blossom viewing area at night
Food stall at Yasukune Shrine Cherry Blossom viewing area.
Food stall at Yasukune Shrine Cherry Blossom viewing area. Fish on a stick.
Our snack - two salted fish, can of beer, and an orange drink. $21 equivalent.
Group of young people drinking and eating under the cherry trees. Girl playing a Samishen.