AKIKHABAR – SOME MORE THAN JUST TOKYO TOURISM QUARTER (part 2)
SEE THE FAMOUS J-POP GROUP SPEECH
AKB48 is the name and location of a pop group of more than 140 girls. Their performance is a real attraction in the popular Tokyo area.
Initially, the group consisted of 48 girls (hence the name of the group), but later it increased to one and a half hundred. A feature of this team is that they tour, splitting into several groups. But the most interesting performances take place here.
Not only the group is interesting, but also the building, which is the headquarters of AKV48. It is divided into three parts: a theater in which performances are held, a shop and a bar. Continue reading
Sakura blossom time (part 2)
CALENDAR TIME FLOWER OF SAKURA
Japanese cherry blossoms stretch from subtropical to temperate latitudes, so all seasonal changes smoothly flow from south to north. On the southernmost island of Japan, Okinawa, the first sakura buds open in January, while on the northern island of Hokkaido, sakura can bloom only by summer.
The beginning and duration of sakura blossom varies from year to year. It is officially believed that in Tokyo, sakura blooms from March 27 to April 7, in Sapporo from March 12 to April 20, in Kyoto from April 4 to 16, in Osaka from April 5 to 13, however, these figures are approximate. Continue reading