We’ve got to make it to Hirosaki before they tear down the Castle. They will tear it down, move it, rebuild the foundation and move it back. Ten years is all it will take, but I am glad we made it before our trek back to America.
1930’s Travel Poster
So grab your favorite drink, seeded or nonseeded, and relax with us in Hirosaki.
We went on a holiday called Children’s Day. IT. WAS. PACKED.
We went on a Tuesday because Brett had been working alot of weekends and kind of made up for it by taking off a regular day. With the holiday however, it was 10x as crazy as any other day. The
Japanese are serious about the few holidays they get. They are out and about and they LOVE nature.
Gracie is loving life, my little cherry blossom!
It was a beautiful, sunny day, actually hot for April. (The weather April-May has been pretty amazing- its been nice to spend so much time outdoors before we move and the tsugaru (rainy season) starts).
We promised Mina if she sat through millions of picture we would get her soup. Yes, soup. And we delivered.
I’m never quite sure if I should take Marie’s glasses off, but it’s nice to see the face under the spectacles. She’s a sport either way though. The bridge behind us is bridge in the travel poster and the bridge I am standing on in the next picture.
Getting a picture on the bridge in front of the Castle was not going to happen. I had to run into this huge crowd and stick the camera up in the air to get this shot. Glad it turned out!
There are over 2600 Cherry Blossom Trees at the Hirosaki Castle. Its worth the 2 hour drive Gracie, trust me.
This will have been our 4th time in Hirosaki, and every time is truly a good time. Fall, Winter, Spring we have loved it. They also had some hand woven baskets I had my eye on for a few years. I promised myself I would get one, but with the holiday- the prices went up from 5,000 yen ($50) to 20,000 yen! ($200)! Yikes, no basket for me. Maybe next time Hirosaki!
Good food, good times, and we were good and worn out.