Cherry blossom eye candy

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No time for a wordy post, but here are a few choice pictures from yesterday’s morning stroll through Ueno Park. Click to enlarge.

Note that the sakura aren’t in full bloom yet; give them a few more days or so. My hope is that they’ll have opened up more by the time I reach Kyoto on Monday.

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6 Responses

  1. Nice pictures – thank you for posting 🙂

    Let us know if you see Kafuka there 😛

  2. I gotta see that in person. ;_______;

  3. Wow, they’re really beautiful.

  4. I must experience cherry blossom viewing myself one day =P

  5. @Kitsune: As a matter of fact I didn’t, but perhaps if I’d tried to hang myself she would have come running out of nowhere to save me.

    @Kairu Ishimaru, Xcomp: Yes, it’s something one should try to experience in person. The part that impressed me most is how happy the Japanese were at seeing the sakura trees in bloom. Most of them have probably seen it many times, year after year – but I imagine it never grows old for them. Having seen the blossoms myself, I can understand why.

    @Patricia: On a clear day, set against a pure blue sky, they can be indescribably beautiful. In such ideal conditions I’d recommend standing directly underneath the tree and looking up at the sky through a canopy of pink and white blossoms. Quite a stunning sight.

  6. […] in 2009, my timing was better – check out my posts here and here to see Ueno Park in all its springtime […]

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