Saturday, April 3, 2010

Cherry Blossoms in Kobe

Gokoku Shrine a two minute walk from the mission home. On the Sakura Tunnel Street walking to Maya Mountain. 10 minute walk from the mission home.
At Gokoku Jinja

Posing at the shrine.
The Japanese sakura
View of the main gate of the shrine.
Finally feeling like spring here!


Kat said...

This is breathtaking! I guess the sakura blossoms only bloom for a few months right? Like the ones in Washington DC. I would love to visit, and am thinking of doing so when it's time to pick up Elder Escalante. Although that won't be in the Spring, at least that gives us a reason to return! Thanks for sharing!

Teresa said...

Dear President and Sister McIntyre,
I am so excited that you have a blog. What a wonderful opportunity to share the gospel!
My husband is considering a position in Akashi, Japan. One of the considerations is if there is an English-speaking ward close enough to attend (within two hours one-way commute). Could you advise us please? I served in Japan on my mission many years ago and therefore could probably dredge up enough Japanese to cope, but I am concerned about my children, ages 10 and 8.
I checked the site and there weren't any English-speaking branches listed, even in Osaka.
Please reply to
Teresa Mitchell

Teresa said...

PS Should mention that we live in India, a district, hence I have little hope that the branch actually has that book listing all the wards in the world. It's very disorganized here. (India, including the church, although we try our best.) I do think that you are my best hope of finding out. :)