The celebrations may well have been a little subdued this year, but with the cherry blossoms pretty much at their beautiful best, and the weather pleasantly warm, huge numbers of people were out and about in Tokyo’s parks and public places on Sunday.
And, along with the usual picnics, there were photos aplenty.
The odd heartfelt, and possibly blossom-related, ballad.
Plus, most significantly of all, lots and lots of laughter.
Lovely photos, thanks for uploading!
Thanks! Glad you like them.
Cherry blossoms are so beautiful.
Really love them.
Thank you for sharing lovely pictures.
The last picture of Father and child admiring the flowers made me feel so touched.
Cheers Winnie. It was a lovely moment. One I was very lucky to see. And photograph.
Tiger Chanter says
Life goes on… 🙂
It does. It has to.
Beautiful pictures ! Thanks a lot for sharing..
The last one is so cute …
Thanks Lili! It was nice to see, that’s for sure.
Brilliant, as usual!
Beautiful Sakura~ I heard Ishihara actually banned hanami, but I guess it’s a hoax. So happy to see a lot of happiness in those people. Last pic almost make me shed tears. Keep on taking pictures, dude. 😀
I will, don’t worry! Ishihara did say people shouldn’t celebrate, but while still voting for him, they did at least ignore him.
You’re right Lee. Maybe this year was a bit complicated for everyone in the Japanese archipelago, but the glory and beauty of sakura is really something to admire.
Hey, it’s nature in full bloom!
Thanks for the pics, as always!
Yeah, it has been a strange one for sure. But you are right, it really is something to marvel at. And something that many people needed too.
I can’t believe it’s been a whole year already . . .
I know, tell me about it. Can’t believe how fast the year has gone by…
What a wonderful season, the best maybe. So short, yet so precious.
LA Observer says
Question – –
Lee do these cherry trees later produce fruit; or are they just for the flowers ?
That’s a good question. I can’t say for definite, but I haven’t noticed any fruit.