Tokyo Diaries – More Sakura

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Hey, I can’t help myself – they’re pretty.

Two more rounds of cherry blossom shots.  The daytime ones are from Shinjuku Gyoen, a large former Imperial garden just steps away from the madness of central Shinjuku.  It was a drizzly and overcast day, which never lends itself to getting good photos, but the setting was still pretty spectacular.

The nighttime shots are from Chidorigafuchi, a section of the old Edo Castle moat near Kudanshita Station.  They have a few hundred Sakura planted alongside the moat and they’re quite lovely, but the real draw here is that the trees are illiuminated at night.  This was a warm and clear evening with a full moon, so it was quite a sublime sight to see.

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  1. K

    There is no such thing as too much Sakura

  2. l

    This. Cherry blossoms always look great in Spring. To welcome the new year. Due to its short-lived flowering season, a reminder of impermanence.

  3. e

    This made me cry. In a good way.
    Thanks for sharing.

  4. t

    The weather looks pretty bad, though. Has it been like that for a while?

  5. Thursday night at the moat was great. Apart from that it's been overcast with occasional rain for a week or so, but still unseasonably warm.

  6. G

    Keep them coming! They are so beautiful >.<…I wish Toronto is warm enough already for Sakura to bloom.

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