I don't like february- in Germany it's the coldest time of the year. No big fashion choices at minus 15 degrees celsius...
Japan has a milder climate, but the houses are often poorly isolated, hence staying indoors or outdoors doesn't really make a difference and everybody gathers around tiny heaters and kotatsu tables (the frame of a kotatsu has an integrated electric heater and is covered by a heavy blanket).
During my exchange year in Hiroshima, I experienced my first Japanese winter. It was snowing for the first time in a decade. We were not allowed to wear tights with our school uniform and everybody was freezingI keep remembering that, when I see Japanese girls sporting "bare legs-mini skirt-styles" in winter.
Nya~ enough with the whining- february in Japan also has its pros, like yummy seasonal dishes or you can visit famous places, which are not as crowed as usual
|no idea, why this ojichan is in the pic|
|yummy temaki sushi filling|
|trip to Nikko, which is famous for its beautiful...|
|...shrines & temples|
|aw~ a kitty is the guardian spirit of this shrine❤|
|Nikko is quite a magical place~ I wonder, if Totoro lives here...|