Friday, March 30, 2007

Sakura strikes


Photo by Miyabi

Hello,
Here comes the season of sakura (cherry blossoms). When first sakura blooming comes is national interest, and many agencies predict when. This year national agency made error in forecasting program, thus widely criticised. First sakura blooming was reported on first page of every national newspaper. Sakura is the symbol of spring, and without sakura, I could say it is not spring, in Japan.



This is local Hanami(sakura viewing) spot in Bunkyo, Tokyo. Freshman in many companies are keeping their place for hanami, without working... no, this IS their work. When it gets darker, many people would come and start party(alcohol is almost necessary), watching surrounding sakura. Here many food stand come, and it's like real festival!

3 comments:

mechataku said...

sakura trees are really beautiful, and i would love to one day be present for their blooming. than again, i've never felt truely comfortable in large, partying crowds. i think i would enjoy watching the sakura trees much more by myself, or maybe with a very small group of people....

Silphy & Misuzu said...

Sakura trees are present all over Japan. Famous sakura viewing spot in large city is very croweded, however, it is also beautiful to see sakura tree standing alone in peopleless rural area.

mechataku said...

hmm....i see. i guess that's why the sakura tree is almost synonymous with japan.