Posts Tagged ‘ Cherry Blossoms ’

Cute Cars, Cherry Blossoms & Temples

Jul 24th, 2009 | By | Category: Lifestyle

Indicative of the contradictions in the ancient yet thoroughly modern culture of Japan: a kawaii (cute) pink car sits beneath a cherry tree on the grounds of a temple in Nippori. Everything kawaii is valued by a certain segment of the Japanese population – usually young Japanese schools girls and female office workers.  But this […]

Let’s Hanami in Tachikawa!

Mar 17th, 2009 | By | Category: Parks, Gardens & Nature, Photo Gallery, Tokyo and Vicinity

Kids playing along a meandering stream under the cherry blossoms with families picnicking nearby.  It’s a common pastime during spring in Japan and TokyoDan, today’s guest photographer, captured the feeling beautifully in this shot of Negawa Stream in Tachikawa. In his own words: “One afternoon during Hana-mi (Cherry Blossom Viewing season) My wife took me […]

In a Sakura Kimono

Mar 10th, 2009 | By | Category: Parks, Gardens & Nature, Photo Gallery, Tokyo and Vicinity

A young women in a lovely spring kimono decorated with cherry blossoms at Shinjuku Gyoen. Just last Saturday, I made my first visit to Shinjuku Gyoen and found the spring flowers of Japan starting to bloom.  The grass hadn’t even turned green but  photographers surrounded the few cherry blossom trees that had overcome the cool […]

Flowers of Spring in Japan

Mar 5th, 2009 | By | Category: Events, Parks, Gardens & Nature

Spring is fast on its way to Japan and with spring comes a fascination with her flowers.  The cherry blossom season is so anticipated that there are even calendars that will tell you when the cherry blossoms will start to bloom. The best way to celebrate the flowers of spring in Japan is to head […]