Ever wondered what makes the cherry blossom so special to the Japanese that it’s become the icon of a nation? What is it about sakura that makes Japan sakura-fy everything (jelly, tea, anime… you name it) and take to the parks to hanami every spring? I find out here.… Read More Japan, Sakura season: Why are cherry blossoms so special?
I got asked “did it hurt to get that tattoo” so many times I decided to write a post about what it really felt like getting my latest ink. … Read More Do tattoos hurt?: What it really feels like to get an ink done
24 photos of Sakura goodness, taken in June 2013 while in Sendai, Matsushima Bay, Tashirojima and Hirosaki. Read more about my Sakura experience in Japan here.