This posting, which sums up my previous ash scattering ceremonies in Japan, links with my stay in Tokyo and my visit to Jindaiji today:
At the base of these Sakuras, I presented Pearl's ashes:
The Park Hyatt might have been her very favorite hotel.
On 10April2011, #23, at the Shinjuku Gyoen, her favorite cherry blossom park:
Thus, I had to return a third time a year later, but it was a Monday, and the park was closed that day.
I had brought a bento, and in advance substituted some sake in a water bottle, so I sat near a brook next to the park and enjoyed my vegetarian meal: