Moominvalley Park Harvest 2021 in the Moomin theme park at Metsa, Hanno, Saitama. The featured image above is from the official Moomin Japan website. Moominvalley Park Harvest 2021 Last year, 2020, was the inaugural Harvest event at Moominvalley park. I donned it the harvest balloon sky, as the berry displays
Kinchakuda Red Spider Lily Festival 2021, Hidaka, Saitama Japan, last updated August 27th 2021. The 2020 festival was cancelled on account of the Coronavirus outbreak. Moreover, on the 17th of September 2020 the city cut the spider lilies that had grown to prevent more people coming. On August 27th 2021 they
Each year in August thousands of water hyacinth bloom at a roadside station in Kazo City. Doyono Furusato Otone Roadside Station attracts thousands of visitors each year when the water hyacinth are in bloom. Water hyacinth is native to the tropics. Supposedly they came to Japan in the Meiji era.
‘Tapioca and Tart’ at Layer cafe, located along the Arakawa riverbed on the grounds of a Karinto factory in Fukaya. Layer Cafe Layer cafe opened on the grounds of Asahi Karinto’s Hanazono factory in April 2020. Karinto is a type of sweet deep fried traditional Japanese snack food. The front
Fukaya Sunflowers While driving to Northern Saitama today, along the Saikai Kaido (aka route 140) beautiful tall sunflowers already in full bloom captured my attention. Actually, in fairness, I think I spotted a camera man first on the foot path. I remember having the fleeting thought ‘ooh, wonder what he’s