Here I introduce a blog by a Japanese lady in Nara. The photos are stunning, and soothe the soul in these troubled times.

This is my favorite place. Only nature, stone walls, and moats witnessed the fleeting prosperity of each feudal lord

I had thought that I couldn’t enjoy myself at this time when the nation is in the crisis for the first time after WWII and Tohoku people are suffering the most, but I think I enjoyed…, not the same as usual but being more thankful, finding more pleasures, and feeling inspiration, consolation, and calm energy radiated by the cherry blossoms.

via Stardust English Talk: My World: Castle ruins with cherry blossoms.