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This picture shows just how beautiful it is right now.  There are some trees that are nearly in full bloom, but most are still just starting out.  Next week, the trees will be in full bloom.  It’ll be great for pictures!


It’s sakura time!


Filed under Fujisawa, Japan, Kanagawa, Nature

Shonandai Sakura

Yesterday, I went back to the river to take some pictures of the cherry trees with my camera.  Not my iPhone, but my actual digital camera.  It’s been a while since I’ve posted pictures from it.  Well, these cherry trees line the Hikichigawa River in the Shonandai area of Fujisawa.  Most of the cherry blossoms are a light pink, but there are a few trees with white blossoms.  Those trees appear a light green because of the leaves.  Please enjoy the photos!  And after that, there’s a video.  The first 2 photos are from Kirihara Park, while the rest are along the Hikichigawa River.  There were plenty of people in Kirihara Park enjoying hanami parties.

And here’s a feathered friend!

Finally, here’s the video.  It’s about 5 1/2 minutes long.  It’ll give you an idea what the area was like.

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Ichigoichielove is hosting “Show Me Japan” again, and this post full of pictures is taking part!


Filed under Festivals & Events, Fujisawa, Japan, Kanagawa, Nature

Cherry blossoms at night

This time of year in Japan is well known for cherry blossoms. Although they are late this year, they are almost fully blooming. Last night, I was walking along the Hikichigawa River in Fujisawa, and had a great opportunity to take some night photos with my iPhone. In popular hanami (cherry blossom viewing) locations, they are lit up. However, due to the power shortage caused by the tsunami, this is not possible this year. But I could find some lights on the path along the river. The different colours are from the lights. Enjoy the pictures!


Filed under Fujisawa, Japan, Kanagawa, Nature

Cherry blossoms are finally blooming

Usually, cherry trees start blooming much earlier than this year. It was a cold March, so they were delayed. Now that the weather has become warmer and more like a regular spring, cherry blossoms have revealed themselves. This picture is just a taste of what can be seen now. I took this picture near Kawasaki Station in Kawasaki.


Filed under Japan, Kanagawa, Kawasaki, Kawasaki-ku, Nature

Hanami at Totsuka, Yokohama

Today, I went out for a long walk around the Totsuka Station area in Totsuka Ward, Yokohama.  This time of year, many people in Japan go out with their families or co-workers to enjoy Hanami, or cherry viewing party.  Near Totsuka Station, Kashiogawa (Kashio River) has many blooming cherry trees and a lot of people enjoying them.  Both sides of the river have cherry trees and a park.  Enjoy the pictures!

Kashiogawa sakura

The cherry trees are blooming along Kashiogawa.

Cherry trees

The path above Kashiogawa is lined with cherry trees.

Cherry blossoms

Cherry blossoms make it feel like spring in Japan.

People enjoying hanami

Many people are having fun down by the river.

Food vendors under the cherry blossoms

Any time the cherry trees bloom in Japan, the food vendors come out for people enjoying hanami.

Cherry trees and Kashiogawa

This picture was taken from the appropriately named Sakura Bridge.

Where was I?  Take a look at this map.


Filed under Festivals & Events, Japan, Kanagawa, Totsuka-ku, Yokohama