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.

Sakura Kimono

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 spring weather to show their delicate pink  blooms.

This lovely young Japanese woman was having her picture taken in front of the Old Imperial Rest House (Shinjuku Gyoen map) in the park and was dressed in a kimono decorated with waves of sakura (cherry blossoms) along the base and sleeves.  She completed her traditional attire with a gold obi and added a modern touch with flowers in her soft flowing curls.

Despite the weather, a few people were relaxing and enjoying bento (boxed lunches) in the park.  The couple below chose a perfect spot to ponder the cherry blossoms don’t you think?

Shinjuku Gyoen Picnic

I enjoyed my stroll through the Shinjuku Gyoen and found it to be an oasis of calm in a very busy part of Tokyo.  The cherry blossoms and the young woman in the kimono were a bonus…

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  1. I agree that couple picked a perfect spot for sakura viewing. The girls kimono is beautiful.

  2. gorgeous!!

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