Monday, April 5, 2010

Hanami 花見

It is cherry blossom time in Tokyo and that means a lot of fun!

Japan is famous for its cherry blossoms. There are cherry trees everywhere and when April comes, cherries are in full bloom and make the cityscape a very nice view. Besides, hanami celebrations occur in many places. People take a vinyl cloth and put it on the ground, buy food and drinks and party there, just below beautiful trees. This year has been my first hanami celebration, and I must say I really enjoyed it!! Much fun in a trully beautiful setting.

On Saturday, we met some friends in Shinjuku and spent the day in Shinjuku Gyouen, one of the most famous spots for cherry blossom viewing in Tokyo. It was pretty crowded, but was sooo nice!

Yesterday, Sunday, we went to Ueno, where we met some more friends. The day was kind of chilly and even rainy at times, but still highly enjoyable! I think these photos do not need much explanation... so just enjoy!

Cherry blossoms will be open for less than one week from now... so they are a highly enjoyable brief spark of beauty!! ;)

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