Bloom and Fade

Some pretty sakura back-dropped by a calm and still lake. The Japanese love watching the sakura during its flowering season, and generally go all-out to have picnics in area where sakura bloom. Music, food, alcohol, noise and long queues generally follow. The more traditional slice of Japanese society tend to be more restrained during hanami, …


Tomodachi in Japanese means friend, people whom you can sit down with and share a private world. “Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.” ― Albert Camus