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Back of Japan podcast #3: Hanami and some burning water

Happy Hanami, you guys!

-Josh gushes about the ups and downs of spring, including his allergies

-We discuss the beauty and history of the sakura-hanami in Niigata, especially in Joetsu's Takada Park

-Then we switch gears and discuss the VERY LAST reference to Koshi Land, which involves an emperor, some burning water and some burning land. Hot hot stuff!

Ensui Festival -

Kurokawa Basin Culture -

Omi Jingu Shrine -

Thanks for listening and have a nice spring!