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Posts tagged cherry blossoms

Five years ago today…

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Nothing is more cheery than Japanese cherry blossoms this time of year, nothing that is except sakura AND a couple dozen kindergartners.

pink sakura

pink sakura cherry blossoms

人力車 or jinrikisha or rickshaw

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人力車

More than a hundred years ago, the jinrikisha was a popular form of transportation in Japan. Now it is more of a tourist attraction than anything else. Shortly before this one was parked on the side of this famous street (in front of Kodaiji) in Kyoto, it was transporting a couple of tourists dressed as Maiko or Geisha or Geiko.

Tennoji (天王寺) during sakura season

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天王寺の桜

One of my favorite places in the world during any season, Yanaka’s Tennoji can be an oasis like no other on a blue sky day in early April.

Tokyo sakura

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It will be another couple months before Tokyo looks like this again.

Shinjuku Gyoen Sakura

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