Tuesday, 8 April 2014

SAKURA








So, the sakura cherry blossom season came about a week later than usual and is already going. I enjoyed it mostly in my neighbourhood there are some nice spots for sakura near where I live which are Himonya Park, Yutenji Temple, Nakameguro Canal, Rinshi no Mori Park, etc...

Nakameguro had always been my favourite to go see sakura for like 15 years, but it is getting so popular over the last few years and the crowd is quite overwhelming now. I mean it had always been popular there, but not like now. When I was coming home from Shibuya one weekday without realising I was getting off at Daikanyama (when sakura is around it's hard to go straight home!) and so I decided to walk home, when I got to Nakameguro it was so crazy that I could only walk one block along the canal and I just turned away from the sakura tree lined canal, got a take away cappuccino from Taste & Sense and kept on going. I am never good with the crowd. Of course t's still beautiful, but I much prefer enjoying it without so many people around like how I used to be able to before...like in this amazing year when they did not even put lanterns. I am living in the old days, in good memories....hahaha

The most memorable ohanami (sakura viewing) this year would have to be the Kamakura visit with my friend Aron. We went hiking in the mountain in the poring rain... Well, we could get away with the crowd for sure and it was a lot of fun anyway. I will post about our crazy ohanami trip to Kamakura later when I get my film developed soon!

The last photo is of me taken by Aron :)

14 comments:

  1. These photos are so lovely! I remember seeing the cherry blossoms at Naka Meguro last year and even though it was beautiful, the crowds were way too much for me to handle too.

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    1. Hi and thank you Mai! You have seen the cherry blossoms at Nakameguro! that's wonderful, well I guess trying to go there really early in the morning might be a good idea for next year!

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  2. Oh it's so beautiful ! Just perfect, thanks for sharing....

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    1. Thanks for liking these and leaving a word :) Happy spring to you!

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  3. i hope i can visit japan in spring one day!!

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    1. Yes I hope you can visit Japan in spring to see the cherry blossoms too!!

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  4. It is so beautiful, Hiki!
    I hope you are having a lovely week.

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    1. Thank you Maria, I hope you are having a lovely week too!!

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  5. Where did you get your sakura umbrella?

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    1. It's not sakura but I've had this umbrella for many years now, I think I got it at one of the department stores around Tokyo! :)

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  6. Ros was telling me that spring is so beautiful in Nakameguro. It must be true, though the crowds can be tough at times. Lovely photos, Hiki!

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    1. Hi and thank you Sewon! I hope you can come back to Tokyo when the cherry blossoms are out one day! Spring in SF is looking so lovely too I enjoy your pics so much :)

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  7. Ahh lovely shots! :))
    This year I was actually in time to catch the Sakura in Japan but when I got to Tokyo it was already the end of the blooming period! Went to Naka Meguro and there was only hazakura there :( can't wait to try again next time though!

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  8. beautiful beautiful beautiful!

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your kind words are always welcome and appreciated! arigato :)

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