This blog exists to help those who are learning Japanese at a beginner or intermediate level. The kinds of posts you will see from this blog will vary, but you can expect all of them to be related to the Japanese language or culture.
Please feel free to make requests or ask questions~ I'm always glad to help.
Also, please remember that I myself am still learning, so I am sorry if I ever make mistakes. Please correct me when I do.
The Japanese cherry blossom, known as the Sakura in Japanese, is the flower of a cherry tree that is cultivated for its decorative features rather than for cherries (it doesn’t bear fruit). The overwhelming beauty of the cherry blossom bloom has been known and adored for ages. The blooming period is associated with Japanese traditions, culture, aesthetics, and is a bittersweet metaphor for the ephemeral nature of life itself.
The blooming cherry blossoms herald the beginning of the centuries-old Hanami festival – the traditional Japanese custom of picnicking under trees rich with flowering Sakura branches and enjoying this short but striking first breath of spring. The blossoming wave usually starts in Okinawa in January or February and progresses through all of Japan until April or May. The cherry blossom front (Sakura zensen) can be conveniently tracked every year using this calendar.
One of the most amazing parts of travelling to Japan is the food. There is a lot of different kind of dishes. Each area got its own dish. This post will give you a rough overview of some Japanese dishes.
Curry Rice (カレーライス)
clean and somewhere scaring (Kifune shrine, Kyoto) by Marser on Flickr.
sakura ‘14 - cherry blossoms #7 (Sanjo street, Kyoto) by Marser on Flickr.
やさしい (yasashii) - nice
おもしろい (omoshiroii) - interesting
可愛い (kawaii) - cute
丁寧 (teinei) - polite
明るい （akarui) - cheerful
おかしい (okashii) - funny/unusual
頑固な (gankona) - stubborn
綺麗な (kireina) - beautiful
勤勉な (kinbenna) - hardworking
正直な （shoujikina) - honest
親切な (shinsetsuna) - helpful/kind
ぶさいくな （busaikuna) - awkward/clumsy