Hey everyone, we are having a terrific time in Japan, we are thoroughly enjoying our beautiful grandaughter. The weather hasn't been the best, but we are making the most of it, one day last week it snowed!! The cherry blossom or Sakura are just getting to their best and we are hoping to attend many Hanamis or festivals this coming week, the castle in the above photo is Osaka Castle. We are going to Kyoto next week to see the Myako-Odori which is a cherry blossom dance performed for foreignors, Geisha girls play traditional customs. Before this starts we are attending a "tea ceromony" we have reserved seating so will actually be served by Maiko girls...and will recieve a traditional gift.........so looking forward to that, it will be a great experience.