Hakama for a day

Another post about my beloved Kyoto! Since the other post was already too long, I decided to create a separate one about my experience wearing hakama in Kyoto. Since my last trip to Kyoto, I wanted to rent traditional Japanese clothing for a day and walk around the city. You can find such rental places…

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Spring in Kyoto

After visiting Kyoto in autumn, I promised I will come back during spring as well and spend more than just three days. Maybe a dream that started from Yasunari Kawabata’s books or the many movies about Japan that I have seen, but seeing cherry blossoms (sakura) in the Old Imperial Capital (Kyoto) with my own…

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Spring colors

My most recent blog post was about how much I love spring and I tried to show you some of my favorite places in Bucharest. This post is also about spring, but it is a look post. I chose something light, casual but also a bit elegant for a Sunday spent at the Botanical Garden…

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Spring in Bucharest

Română/日本語 What a wonderful season spring is! Its pastel colors, great fragrances and perfect weather make it a great season. The past few days were just perfect for long strolls in the park while admiring the beautiful spring flowers. Bucharest has quite a few nice places where you can enjoy spring days, such as the…

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Fashion event in Bucharest

This Friday, I went to a really nice fashion event in Bucharest, Romanian Fashion Philosophy, which had only reached its second edition. The event took place between 21-24th March, being a chance for young Romanian fashion designers and fashion design students to show their collections and a chance for us to see them and to…

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Hanami in Tokyo

Română/日本語 Hanami or cherry blossom viewing is the most important spring event in Japan, cherry blossoms  (sakura in Japanese) often being considered a symbol of spring in Japan and a symbol of Japan in general. Also known as the cherry blossom festival, during hanami people gather in groups and hold parties under the cherry blossom trees,…

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Matsumoto Castle

Română/日本語 It’s time to tell you a bit about the last stop of our spring holiday trip in Takayama-Shirakawago-Matsumoto, and that is Matsumoto! Matsumoto is a town in Nagano prefecture, famous for its castle. Matsumoto Castle is also known as Karasu-jō 烏城 (“Crow Castle”) due to its black exterior, and it is often put in…

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Shirakawago, the fairytale village

Română/日本語 I mentioned Shirakawago in my latest post, but this time I wish to share my impressions on this fairytale village. I made up my mind to see as many UNESCO sites in Japan as I could, and Shirakawago was one of the first from my list. It was listed as a World Heritage site…

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Lost in Takayama

Română/日本語 Takayama, which can be translated as the “Tall Mountain”, is a wonderful city in Gifu prefecture. You can find Shirakawago UNESCO site in the same prefecture, a village with traditional Japanese houses, built in gassho-zukuri style (hands in prayer inspired roofs). Takayama, which is not far from Shirakawago, represents the ideal place to stop…

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Brașov,the most romantic city in Romania

Română/日本語 Brașov always had a special place in my heart.It is a quiet town,hidden in the mountains,the Carpathians,with a unique architecture and a perfect place to spend a few dreamy days or a day trip,because it is relatively close to Bucharest(about 3 hours by train).In a single day you can see the Old Center and…

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