April 20, 2013

The Sakura in Yamamoto


Finally catching up on my posts from Yamamoto!

I have been sick this week like never before. Like barfing-all-night-with-a-high-fever kind of sick. And I have found that age does not make getting sick easier. What ever happened to the days of hopping out of bed the minute the fever goes down and go skipping outside? My fever didn't go down for two days and even when it did, I felt like crap. I am seriously going to take better care of myself so that never happens again.

That being said, this week HAS helped me lose most of my winter weight all at once so I guess it's not all that bad :D

Anyways, so here are the lovely cherry blossoms in full bloom in Yamamoto. We were so lucky to be able to see them last weekend. And we even had blue skies to accent the pretty blossom!

The tree standing at the entrance of the volunteer center at the town hall.





We oohed and ahhhed over the cherry trees in bloom in various parts of the town while heading out to the greenhouse we were helping out for that day. They were in bloom everywhere!

After our day was done, we also stopped by the famous cherry blossom spot Hitome-senbon-zakura (一目千本桜) in the neighboring town. Over 1,000 cherry trees stand along an 8km stretch of Shiroishi River. We were only there for a little time but with lanterns along the trees and the thriving food stalls, the whole area was really festive!





Group picture under the cherry blossoms! :D

2 comments:

  1. Uh-oh. See what happens when I don't visit for a while? I miss Very Important Information.

    Sorry to hear you were so sick, but glad you've recovered! Heh. Wait till you reach my advanced obasan years, and even an ordinary headache turns into an epic tragedy.

    PS: That blue sky! Oh, my, that blue sky ...

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  2. I am glad you that have recovered from your bout of projectilis vomitus. Sounds like a real nasty bug. I hope this is not an early stage of another pandemic. If it is, you should have a good corp of antibodies charging around among your corpuscles.

    Your cherry-trees-with-lanterns photo reminds me of some of your Tokorozawa cherry blossom photos of days yore.

    My fave is the post-card-worthy tree with the little crescent moon. (But what is that bright smudgy thing at 2 o’clock from the crescent moon off in the top right? I thought maybe a drop of water on the lens, but, no rain...). Anyway, I love the way a certain light source turns some of the blossoms lavender.

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