Japan, is one destination that my husband and I had always dreamed of visiting. We have always been fascinated by its culture, people, history, and don’t forget the food. So, for our 36th wedding anniversary we decided to make our dream come true.
Sakura, that quintessentially Japanese flower that blooms but for a short time then fades away on the wind, can draw crowds to even the most humble city park or riverside to enjoy their beauty, but when paired with some of Hiroshima’s most famous landmarks gives visitors a chance to see these places at their most idealized.
With a population of nearly 1.2 million, Hiroshima is the largest city in the Chugoku region of Western Honshu. It is often called “the City of Water,” as six large rivers flow through the center of city.
It takes only one touch to send waves of colored light sweeping across the ground in front of Hiroshima Castle. The walled garden in front of the 430-year-old structure has been turned into a glowing, interactive, nighttime wonderland honoring 400 years since the Asano Clan made Hiroshima its home.
Japanese students, teachers, parents and performers from Karyo High School and the Shunan City Children’s International Performance Group visited Matthew C. Perry High School to engage in cultural exchanges on Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni.