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Yet Another Spring Comes in Japan

Yet Another Spring Comes in Japan

Last year when I first arrived in Japan, I was really looking forward to my 初花見 (first ever Hanami). But unfortunately the earthquake happened just before the warm south wind came, and everyone was told to constrain themselves and feel sad for the people who died and suffered, instead of enjoy cherry blossoms.

Sanzenin Garden in Kyoto
Sanzenin Garden, Kyoto.

The truth is, cherry still blossomed, and it was overwhelmingly beautiful for me. Not allowed to do it publicly, I was quietly enjoying the Sakura from my local McDonald. My street was long and full of big cherry trees on both side, the best you can imagine as a foreigner first seeing it. I also found a swing not far from the McDonald, right under a huge sakura tree. I was swinging until quite dizzy of course.

Jizo at Sanzenin around Kyoto
Peaceful Jizo-san in Kyoto.

Finally, after a year, we are allowed to enjoy the sakura openly. Thus all the gaijins here are having an ‘overdose’ (thanks for Adrien for the perfect term) of sakura. We skipped the joy of Yoyogi and Ueno, but we could not resist the charm of Shinjuku Gyoen. We also end up going to some splendid hanami trips first in Saitama, then in the deep mountains of Nara and Kyoto. I will leave the rest to the pictures. Enjoy!

A Sakura Patch at Yoshino Yama
Sakura Patch.

 

Sakura at the Yoshinoyama Village
Yoshino Yama Village.

 

Sakura at the Aoyama Cemetery
Aoyama Cemetery.

 

The Sakura River of Naka Meguro
The Sakura River of Naka Meguro.

 

Sakura in Naka Meguro
Sakura by night.

 

Little Sakuras at the Shinjuku Gyoen
Little Sakuras.
Sakuras Flying Up at the Shinjuku Gyoen
Sakuras flying up!
Pinkish Sakura at Yoshino Yama
Pinkish Sakura.

Hallway of Sakuras at the Shinjuku Gyoen
Hallway of Sakuras.

 

Roof of Sakura at Shinjuku
Shinjuku Gyoen.

 

Lonely Sakura in Saitama
Lonely Sakura.

 

End of a wonderful day - Nara Temple
The end of a wonderful day.

Question: can you guess which of those pictures were taken by a Mamiya 645… an infrared camera… and a Fujifilm X-Pro 1? The rest has been taken with the Nikon D800.

  • Sylvain Bodin

    Nice pics of sakura. I love the river by night, the lights are beautiful.
    I wish I can enjoy hanami next year.

    • Sylvain~~We are waiting for you always 😛 .  I struggled a loooot talking that picture ^^|. Not easy to do long exposure when the flowers are moving with the wind ><.

  • your wonderful fotos of sakura made me miss 日本 all the more. ^0^
    i wish i could catch them too the next time me and my sis are going to visit. 
     

    • Japan has a lot to give when it comes to travelling and photo shooting 🙂 You should definitely enjoy some Sakura next year with your sister! Even now maybe, Hokkaido is still blooming 😛

  • Toum

    I like the last picture, it’s very beautifull. ^^

    • Glad you like it. We drove ages to reach that place. Quite an unusual place it was.

  • Kaisin Yee

    So pretty!

    • Thanks Kaisin ^^! It is great pleasure to receive complements from you xxx

  • SilverBloomedLotus

    This is so amazingly beyond beautiful!

  • Grisel C.

    Gorgeous pictures!!! My favorite is Pinkish Sakura! I hope to visit Japan one day before I die! ^.^

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I am Jordy Meow, I am a French photographer living in Japan. My interest is to discover and share information about offbeat and lesser known locations for foreigners coming or living in Japan. I published books and now preparing new beautiful series of guidebooks.

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