Winter foliage in TokyoFriday, 4 February 2011
February is the coldest month in Tokyo, I don't like the cold but I like February because although it's really cold we can also feel the spring being not too far away. Plum blossoms start to bloom, camellia so pretty, and soon my favourite mimosa will have adorable lemon yellow flowers. It's been really dry but this dryness and the cold make sky look so clear that we can often see the mt Fuji even though it is 100km away from Tokyo. In the sunset hours sky is particularly beautiful. The day is surely getting longer. In the old Japanese calender, today is the first day of spring after all. It is 立春 (risshun). The real spring is not too far away.
Although I enjoy February in Tokyo, I will be taking a mini holiday and will escape the cold. I'm off to Hawaii! Yay! It will be another unbelievably quick trip but it should be a great refreshment after having worked like a crazy person for the last couple months, hehe.
I will also be having a special sale at my shop and everything will be 10% off from tomorrow (tokyo time so it will start in 4 hours!) so if you need to stock up some masking tapes or other Japanese paper goodies please pop over to UGUiSU ;)