Cherry Blossom-O-Rama


The “Meguro River” in Nakameguro turns into the Church Of St. Cherry.

It’s crowded. It’s crazy. But I’ve got to admit, cherry blossom season here does not disappoint.


The red lacquer bridge in Koraku-en garden.

Full bloom at Koraku-en garden

Seriously full bloom at Koraku-en garden


More cherry goodness in Nakameguro.

Her Majesty Of Fluffy Pinkness up close.

Her Majesty Of Fluffy Pinkness up close.

Jonelle Patrick is the author of the Only In Tokyo mystery series, now out for the first time in paperback. Nightshade is the one set during cherry blossom season

More Nightshade book goodness here, in case you think you might want to, you know, read it or something

A young woman is found dead in an abandoned car, with a pair of strangers old enough to be her parents. Their suicide note apologizes for a disaster that hasn’t yet happened. And someone is stalking the…Read more

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