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One thing I hope never changes in Nashville is… the distinctive qualities of each single community. The City is thriving full of arts and culture. Especially a culture of kindness. I know many of us are trying to firm up not just summer but year-round travel plans. As I am the person who takes an interest in sights unseen. I’ll suggest. Don’t always forget where we’re at. I mean our own locality. Explore close-by.

Wherever you are, be there. Be where you are and be when you are. 

A lot of times we don’t need a big plan. We just need to go outside and see what’s around.

As downtown Nashville is overwhelming you around with fun. Leaving your ears echoing with the sound of guitars and drums. There are still a lot of potentially undiscovered moments around the next corner. Even be inspired to try other new experiences that you wouldn’t have before. 

Nashville has given me a home. Nashville has a way of making me feel right at home every time. You can’t step back from yourself and look back, because you’re on it. It is a home. I live here with loving eyes and loving memories. 

𝘐 𝘢𝘴𝘬𝘦𝘥 𝘮𝘺𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘧. 𝘛𝘩𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘩𝘺𝘱𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘴𝘰𝘤𝘪𝘦𝘵𝘺. 𝘞𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘩𝘢𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘨𝘳𝘰𝘸𝘯 𝘵𝘰 𝘮𝘦𝘢𝘯 𝘵𝘰 𝘮𝘦?

When it comes right to it. It goes without saying that we’re not that dissimilar after all. Plus, Nashville has a cosmopolitan population. It is universal. Everything and everyone is connected. No need to think back… 

The natural world is full of colors.

Spring was in full bloom that time of the year. As these gorgeous cherry blossom trees begin to bloom all over the mid-State. They are remarkably beautiful.

𝗔 𝗗𝗲𝗰𝗮𝗱𝗲 𝗟𝗼𝗻𝗴 𝗚𝗼𝗮𝗹

Thanks to the people behind the Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival Planting Project. For ten years, they have been successful in planting 1,000 cherry blossom trees throughout Nashville. Simply means 100 trees per year.

Now 1,000 Japanese cherry trees are full of beautiful, pink blossoms this spring and every spring. It serves as a symbol of the ever-growing friendship between the people of Nashville and Japan. I hope to always join and watch both the trees and the festival flourish in the years to come here in Nashville.

This tree is extremely popular in Japan, but has found roots in the South of America over the years.

The main two types of cherry trees planted around Nashville are the;

 Yoshino Cherry Trees – whitish, pinkish blossom

  Kwanzan Cherry Trees – double pink blossom

It Is A Family Friendly Celebration

Sumo Suit Wrestling

The lady in full earnestness. Despite losing several times. Still managed to give her full force. Saying, to try harder next time. This is, for me, one of the funniest things around. We enjoyed cheering.

DIY Origami

The art of making objects with paper. The folded paper which creates a crane has always been a strong symbol of success, peace and good fortune in Japanese culture. It’s interesting to look at it in that sense.

𝗞𝗮𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗿𝗶 𝗧𝗮𝗶𝗸𝗼

Kaminari Taiko is a Japanese drumming ensemble based in Houston Texas. They share the spirit of Taiko through high-energy performances that fuse traditional instruments with modern rhythms.

It is impressive how they move in unison. You can see their focused critical thinking through their moves. I can even feel the drumbeats in my body.
Trying to read the message they would like to convey through the rhythms. I heard serious-like-war sounds. Happy. To gather. A celebration-like harvest time. Driving away evil spirits, etc. So I learned that various rhythms were used for all aspects of everyday life. It made me think of the cultural rituals back in my home country as well.

This troop performed a very exciting presentation. The highlight of my experience of the day.  It is truly a high energy performance of spectacle and sound. Their presence is one of the festival’s defining traits. And it helped bring the story to life through its music. The performance backed up a recurring thought of mine. Where we always had the cultural drums and dance presentation for every founding anniversary. It was hard to take my eyes away.

Enjoying the Japanese merchandise, artwork, anime, a Taste of Japan and much more in every space and booth.

Food vendors/trucks offered good varieties.

Merchandise vendors were plentiful selling anything from old kimonos to pottery.

There were a lot of cosplayers and it made me stunned. They were gorgeous and excellent.

Dogs were very nicely welcomed as the Humane Society was there. It is a beautiful day with friendly people who appreciate Japanese culture.

 I always look forward to seeing what will be new every year. Everyone should experience this touch of Japan here in Nashville. It’s truly a feast for the ears as well as the eyes. A fun-filled day at the Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival.

Thanks for reading.


I am forever be humbled and grateful for my experiences in life, the best and even the worst, it's teaching me even more. I believe that i have the obligation to stay healthy and let the universe take care of it.

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