Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Cherry tree blossom season has started, flowers are at full bloom, coloring the streets and parks with a beautiful pink tone, public areas are full of people enjoying the cherry trees “sakura”, even on weekdays.
Some of the cherry trees have passed full bloom and the falling petals create an effect of falling snow every time the wind blows, carpeting the ground with the pink petals, it is unmatchable experience to walk under the “pink snow”.
I did my cherry tree blossom viewing this time at ToshiNogyou park, or city agricultural park in the adachi prefecture, the park has four different types of sakuras a greenhouse and a large number of seasonal flowers. There is also an old house at the premises, marked as an important cultural property by the Adachi ward; unfortunately, access is closed as a security measure due to the earthquake and the aftershocks.
Although the rolling blackouts are suspended more of the public cherry tree viewing festivals have been cancelled to save energy and water, nevertheless you still are allowed to organize your personal viewing gathering.