Tuesday, 8 April 2014
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 :)