Hachioji Castle Ruins

Different from the existence castles, this is the castle ruins in Hachioji. Beautiful stonewalls help you to know how this castle was built.

Edo-Tokyo Open Architectural Museum

Tokyo Tatemono en

The Edo-Tokyo Open air Architectural Museum (Tatemono-en) is filled with beautifully restored historic buildings, showcasing a variety of traditional Japanese architectural styles.

Higanbana

HIganbana: Various meanings of the red spider lily. Do you know why this flower is prohibited to decorate in a house?

Time for Remembering

The original meaning of “bu”(武) was a depiction of worrier boldly marching (足) into battle with halberd(戈) in hand. But later, its interpreation was changed as meaning …

Tanabata Festival

Tanabata Festival is held on 7th July every year. The tear jerk story is behind the date.

On the cusp of spring

Before cherry blossoms, we enjoy Ume plum blossoms. Comparing cherry blossoms, Ume is a utility flower.