A new school year has started here in Japan after two-weeks of spring break. Jade is now 2nd grade and it's her first day of the new year.
Each school welcomes 1st grade kids with an official school event called "Nyu gaku shiki", meaning "enrollment ceremony". Bigger kids welcome 1st grade hand in hand. Jade goes to a private school and all kids must attend this ceremony. Almost all parent(s) and some grandparents also join the event to celebrate. For this special occasion, we need to have "sakura" tree in photo shooting time!!
People say eary April is the best time to visit Japan. I guess one reason is sakura trees. You see they're fully blooming all over the places everywhere in whole country. It's so beautiful!!