Apr 29, 2018

Awesome Japan: Tulip Edition

So my family and I made a trip out to Niigata city recently where we decided to take a stroll to see the iconic Bandai bridge. As we were walking up to it, something else caught our eye...

Awesome Japan: Tulip Edition photo

...the entire sidewalk and bridge were lined with potted tulips. What a nice touch, I thought. Who would have put all these out here? The city?

When I went for closer inspection, I saw this:

Awesome Japan: Tulip Edition photo

The label reads:

Bandai Bridge Tulip Festival

Hakusan Elementary School

These tulips were grown in Niigata City

I love how the preschools and elementary schools here foster a love for nature and encourage the children to work with their hands. It’s one of the reasons why I am so glad that my young children get a chance to go to school here, and for that, I say, Well Done, Japan.



Hitting the books once again as a Ph.D. student in Niigata Prefecture. Although I've lived in Japan many years, life as a student in this country is a first.

Blessed Dad. Lucky Husband. Happy Gaijin (most of the time).