Dear Diary,On Sunday I went to the Yushima Tenjin "Ume Matsuri," that is to say I went to the Plum Blossoming Viewing Festival at a Shrine in Ueno. The weather was beautiful for all that it poured in the morning. Though I will say, that at 72 degrees it was unseasonably warm for February.In any case, the Shrine was decorated with banners, lanterns and votive tablets. There were also benches set aside for people to and look at the Plum Blossoms. They were very beautiful. They came in all different colors from white to dark pink. I love visiting shrines and attending festivals. I’m looking forward to going to more!Ginza Instructor AnnaPicture:Anna