I just returned from Kinosaki—a hot spring town on the Sea of Japan. At 4:30pm, the streets were filled with people going to and from various bathhouses, dressed in cotton Yukata robes. Each of the town's hotels and inns provide a different pattern of robe to their guests, making a colorful street scene, on a warm March afternoon.
- Fukucho – Moon on the Water, March’s Sake of the Month from Author, Lecturer and Sake Expert, John Gauntner
- Glimpses of Obai-in—a visit to a rarely open-to-the-public, architectural jewel at Daitokuji Monastery.