Wednesday, March 22, 2017


It's O-higan...around the Spring and Autumnal Equinoxes, most Buddhist sects observe this time.

Similar to O-bon, many visit family graves and think of loved ones.

I think it is cool that every year around this time the cyclamen that we had intended to give Satoshi's grandma blooms.

If you don't know the backstory on this cyclamen, check out this post I wrote here.

Anyway, O-higan ends on the 23rd, and we are planning to visit her grave during the weekend.

Thinking of you Hikone Grandma.


jalna said...

I read your "rooted plant" story. I can't keep up with all the "rules" they have there. One that I learned this past trip that sticks to my mind is that you don't give a crispy, new bill for koden. Otherwise, it would appear that you were planning for the occasion. If you give a new bill, you must put a crease in it. I swear Kat, sometimes I just wanna say, "Sheese, lighten up!"

K and S said...

Jalna...yes they have so many rules! especially in Kyoto where Satoshi is from. Most times Satoshi & I just "wing it" and then get scoldings from MIL :p

Take care!