Rainy days and a guided mediation | 雨の日とガイドメディテーション
Dear Beautiful Soul,
How are you? I hope you’re enjoying the summer season or if you located on the southern hemisphere you can keep yourself warm and enjoy some indoor activities like reading, silence, baking or perhaps Japanese stitching called Sashiko:o). If you are curious about Sashiko, you can learn more in this post. Today, I am happy to share with you my trip to Japan in my blog post, Rainy days and a guided mediation. Thank you so much for taking the time to read my post ✨.
Takayama, Japan – rainy days and a guided mediation
About one week ago, I arrived in Japan. Tokyo welcomed me with a big sun and warmth. Mmm..So lovely. I couldn’t feel more blessed and happy. In other words the soft welcome, smiling faces, and kindness made be feel at home.
My husband picked me up at the airport. We drove up in the Japanese mountains to a Japanese city called Takayama. The name “Takayama” means “tall mountain”. The scenery on our way was absolutely beautiful and so luscious green.?.
Takayama is a charming old city located in the heart of Hida mountains, also nicknamed the “Little Kyoto in the Japanese Alps”. Because of Takayama’s parallel streets made out of Kyoto’s map and a very rich historical heritage, the city is named the “Little Kyoto” as well. For instance in the old town (Sanmachi Suji District) houses and stores are dated from the Edo period (1603 – 1868).
Many people visit Takayama from Tokyo to escape the summer heat as the area is nearly 10℃ cooler. The highest temperature from July to September is 25-30℃ while the lowest temperature is 15-20 ℃ . Below, I have added some pictures from the city. In addition you can find more pictures from the city in this Link.
Rainy days and a guided mediation
The day after we came to Takayama it started to rain and it has been raining ever since then. It’s rare for this season. Usually, it’s sunny every day ?. Some of the days it rained unexpectedly heavily.
Heavy rain in Japanese is 激しい雨 (hageshiiame). 激しmeans extreme, and 雨 means rain. So, it literally means “extreme rain”.
At this time, where I spent most of my time inside because of my quarantine, I have the privilege to read sacred texts from the book The Sophia Code. It helps me to become more of who I really am and connect with the angels and the ascended masters like Mary Magdalene.
I’m delighted to share the latest free Prayer Collective Call with the author of The Sophia Code Kaia Ra. It’s a beautiful prayer and a guided mediation, you can watch it in the link below ✨
In conclusion, I can really recommend to visit Takayama if you come to Japan. That is to say, another beautiful city not so far from Takayama is Kanazava. If you are in this part of Japan, I would definitely recommend to visit both cities!! In my next post I will share my story from Kanazawa. I hope to see you there:o). またねー (see you later).
If you have any questions about Japan or something else, you are welcome to reach out to me. You can also follow me on Instagram @kanaguri for updates ?
Wishing you the best August!!
With love, ease, and grace
Top picture is Hida Takayama Mountains. Photographer unknown.