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Mark your calendar: June 5th, 2018, from 18:15, Brinckmann's Presentation about Japan between 1956 and 1970s, at Netherlands Embassy, Tokyo. The event is free to attend, but advance registration is required by June 1st.


As we write this, we are in the middle of Japan's fabled cherry blossom season. Fukuoka - the Habri team's home town - is famous for the large number of flowering cherry trees in its Maizuru Park, the impressive remains of Fukuoka Castle, the former stronghold of the Kuroda clan during the Edo Period (1603-1868). Thousands of visitors enjoy walking and picnicking under the gorgeous blossoms, also after dark, when they are illuminated. Above picture of the yozakura (night cherry blossoms) on a castle wall, with the full moon peeping through the trees, reflects the mood of this season, as do the two photos below.