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8:25 AM Béné (ベネ) 1 Comments

it became a habbit to post plum blossom flowerson this blog ! In my defense  I would say I love these flowers and their delicate scent : I don't get tired to walk amongst them and breathe their fragrance.

Because of last days lack of time and good weather, this year, I choose proximity and went to see the latest plum flowers at Maizuru park . Remember, this is the third year that I talk about this great place. It was the end of blossom season, many trees were already bare and / or with wilted flowers well . It remained still enough to have a beautiful view from the castle ruins.

To avoid overdose,  I also went in Daien -ji Temple (大圓寺) in Tojinmachi. I found this place in a Fukuoka guidebook and its 5 story pagoda intrigued me. Unfortunately, it is located on top of a not very pretty building. Normal, it was built in 1995, so it is very recent. The temple itself dates from 1060 but was destroyed twice by fire, the present building only dates "only" of 1607 .

The visit was a bit disappointing because, apart from the main temple, all the buildings are new and the atmosphere is not what I had imagined. There was also nobody to quench my curiosity about the history of the temple and which gods people pray here . Nevertheless, there is a nice little garden full of splashing carps and another temple just next door where you can admire a dry garden, all was not lost .

Maizuru Park

Daien-ji's 5 story pagoda

To finish,  I announce you another new project that is actually an application.
I candidate to become one of the 2015 / 2016 Fukuoka's goodwill Ambassador.

Every two years, Fukuoka search for 3 new ambassadors to promote Fukuoka across the country and around the world.
Criterias are :
- be 18 years old and more on March 31st;
- live, work or go to school in Fukuoka;
- one who can be able to do this work for two years from May 2nd 2015 (around 40 and 60 days per year);
- be able to promote Fukuoka skillfully.

I don't know if I exactly fill the last criteria, but I will fight with all my strength to become one of the new ambassador. It really is a dream job and it would be a logical extension of what I am doing with this blog, on social networks and around the internets.
To help me, I want to ask your support to show the committee that I have a lot of people who are rooting for me. To do that, there are no online votes. I just would like to see many people relaying information of my application on social networks. It will, I think, put more importance to my application. Here's what I would like you to share :


   I am rooting for Bénédicte as 2015 / 2016 Fukuoka's Goodwill Ambassador #福岡親善大使 #BeneForFukuokaPR
For fun, I also launch a new hashtag #BeneForFukuokaPR. Please use it, so I will be able to share your post on my twitter and Facebook accounts.

Usually, I don't like bloggers seeking their visitors for that kind of stuff but this time is an exception.  Until early Aprilご協力お願い致します (go kyôryoku onegai itashimasu, I ask for your cooperation).

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