I got back from Hirosaki the other week. I went to check out the cherry blossoms at the castle, but I was about a week late. Bummer… No worries though, because I got to see lots of friends, hang out at an onsen, and even see a mini Neputa parade. Not bad! Now, for Golden week, I am headed to Tokyo to meet some friends and do some skateboarding. I am pretty excited…but a little worried because I don’t have a hotel. I am sure I will figure something out, though. Stay safe and have fun during Golden Week. peace. /Sendai Study Advisor Stephen M