Im a little late, but Spring has definitely arrived and oddly, its bought back memories from Autumn!
As winter has started to thaw here in Melbourne, the slightly warmer temperatures means that lately I’m seeing the cherry blossoms blooming where ever I go. Even my own blossoms in my front yard have bloomed, much to my delighted surprise (I’m far more adept at having plants suffer than having them thrive!).
Inspired by all this, I have quickly gone back to some of the photos we took earlier this year (March and April) during our visit to Japan. We got to experience the ‘wave’ of cherry blossoms, known as Sakura, as it swept up the country. Carried by warmer air, this warmer air bought the blossoms from the south and its progress is eagerly watched by the whole country as it makes its way north.
We first arrived in Tokyo, there was very little there, but after heading down south to Hiroshima, the season was in full swing. As we headed back north, to Kyoto, the wave had seemingly moved with us, and by the time we got back to Tokyo, the blossoms had arrived also. Japanese were out in their thousands, having all night picnics and parties in and near parks as they celebrated the Sakura.
This will take you to some more images.
Cheers, and Happy (late) Spring!
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