Please let me share some photos of the beautiful cherry blossom in Fukuoka.
Just again I got some e-mails and letters from friends and other people asking me if I will come to Germany again after the earthquake and tsunami. I really feel touched, because they worry so much about us, but I also feel angry and sad, that most the German media only spreads terror and fear... giving a very wrong impression of the situation here.
The tsunami was terrible, the area where it hit will take a long time to be fixed, but 90% of Japan is not affected and people are leading their normal lifes. We grief, we are sad, but we are not paralized by fear and terror and we know that it's not the end of our country.
I will never leave Japan... even if there will be a similar catastrophe in my area. The peace I have here, the wonderful people, the shrines, the food, the nature and all of my friends and family are my soul and my heart. Without it my life would be empty. Maybe some people won't understand it, but Japan is my home and my life and the only place, where my heart is at peace.
Some people, who read this will think I'm naive and "just saying this, because I have no idea", but you can be sure, after all of my life-experience my decision to stay here forever is a very simple one (yet, I don't expect them to understand it).
Here are some photos of Aburayama, where we hiked today again.
Cherry-blossom is full finally and there were other flowes like violets, narcissus and dandelion...
We hiked about 5km and felt perfectly refreshed and tonight we will go out and have some delicious "Kushi".