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Singaporeans Living Abroad: Tokyo's changing colours

The different seasons in the Japanese capital bring with them different food and activities

Destination: Tokyo, Japan. I love the changing seasons and weather of Japan, and the different food and activities that come with each period. The changes make the passage of time very poignant.

For example, spring is the time for hanami (cherry blossom viewing) parties, where people have picnics, view the blossoms and eat sakura-flavoured food like sakura mochi, tea and ice cream.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 08, 2018, with the headline 'Tokyo's changing colours'. Print Edition | Subscribe