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Rurikian Hanami

It’s not Ueno or Yoyogi, or even the concrete and tile canalside walk betwen my former flat in Tokyo and the monorail station or along the river, but as the first cherry blossoms appeared at Rurikia the urge to spread … Continue reading

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Tokyo Views – Shinobazu Pond pre and post bloom

In response to a request it turns out that I do have pictures of Shinobazu Pond at Ueno Park pre and post bloom. Pictures 1 and 3 are of the same tree from different directions and pictures 2 and 4 … Continue reading

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Tokyo Views – Sakura bloom to bust at Ueno

Although there is still the occasional tree standing as an individualistic holdout, the cherry blossom season in Tokyo has fully passed and the green season has begun. The main avenue in Ueno park provides a good vantage point for the … Continue reading

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Tokyo Views – Farewell to the cherry blossoms

A weather system came in today with wind and rain. The cherry blossoms were already starting to fall, and with the weather coming in it seemed that the time was right to go out for a final peak viewing. I … Continue reading

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Tokyo Views – The sakura (cherry blossom) peak around Tokyo

Last Tuesday a storm with winds gusting to near hurricane speeds tore through Tokyo, and I figured that that would be it for the cherry blossoms. Fortunately I was in error, and over the course of the week the trees … Continue reading

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Tokyo Views – Sakura (Cherry Blossom) opening day in Ueno

The title is a wrong: there is no opening day in Ueno, and the cherry blossoms are not all open in Ueno. That said, the blossoms were not out last weekend, they have been ready to burst open all week … Continue reading

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