A Japanese Kabuto (samurai helmet) made from straw. It is tradition here in Japan to display Kabuto for Kodomo no Hi (Children’s Day).

A Japanese Kabuto (samurai helmet) made from straw. It is tradition here in Japan to display Kabuto for Kodomo no Hi (Children’s Day).

The cherry blossoms are all gone now in Gifu with the trees sprouting green leaves for the summer.

The cherry blossoms are all gone now in Gifu with the trees sprouting green leaves for the summer.

A cool Japanese castle gate we found at a road stop in Gifu.

A cool Japanese castle gate we found at a road stop in Gifu.

Ogaki Castle in Gifu Prefecture is beautiful during the cherry blossom season in Japan.

Ogaki Castle in Gifu Prefecture is beautiful during the cherry blossom season in Japan.

Coffee & Cream from Starbucks Japan

Coffee & Cream from Starbucks Japan

The sun going down along the Nagara River in Gifu

The sun going down along the Nagara River in Gifu

The Golden Statue of Oda Nobunaga outside of JR Gifu Station

The Golden Statue of Oda Nobunaga outside of JR Gifu Station

A festival float from the night parade of the Dosan Festival in Gifu.

A festival float from the night parade of the Dosan Festival in Gifu.

Cherry Blossoms around the shrine torii gate at Inaba Jinja in Gifu

Cherry Blossoms around the shrine torii gate at Inaba Jinja in Gifu

Cherry Blossoms at Inaba Jinja in Gifu City

Cherry Blossoms at Inaba Jinja in Gifu City