Ok so the story here isn’t exactly mind blowing or overly exciting but that is not the intention of Hanasaku Iroha! After dropping it for a few weeks (went traveling and got busy), I finally caught up a few episodes. I want to go to a Japanese inn NOW!!! AAAAAH!! So far in the story I have particularly enjoyed the episodes where Ohana’s mum visits Kissuiso. The relationship between Ohana and her mum is interesting. I thought it was spot on when Ohana said “you are more like a woman to me than a mum”. WOW. Talk about a succinct sum up! We also managed to see Ohana working with her grandmother to note down all her mum’s likes and dislikes. It’s a strange interaction between the three of them but I found it heartwarming nevertheless. It continues to be a pleasant anime to watch.