GETTING OUT TO SEE THE SAKURA, TOKYO

This has been an odd winter. A couple weeks of warm weather meant that the trees began to blossom 2 weeks early. With our family heading to Bali for March break, we were essentially missing the season.

Plus the temperature has dropped again. But we did get out on Sunday to Yoyogi park in an attempt to see the blossoms before they are gone. Sure enough, the park was filled with young revellers enjoying a picnic and drink below the blossoms. A lot of revellers. A lot of drink. Shooting Canon 5D Mark III with my 28-70mm f/2.8.

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They all looked cold. 🙂 I found the lighting difficult to shoot – it was so grey and gloomy.

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Many were in unique outfits, which candidly, is not that unique in Tokyo .. and no longer very surprising. I liked the zombie theme.

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This is much more traditional Japanese.

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OK, this fellow was a little surprising.

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These folks actually had a sign up that said “No photographs” in English. Sure, go out in public dressed like that at Yoyogi Park and demand no photographs .. isn’t going to happen. People were lined up.

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Oh, almost forgot, the blossoms ….

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As it is the end of the season, they fall and make a beautiful pink carpet.

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I wish they were around a little longer. It was grey, overcast and 9C.

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Beautiful. Thanks for dropping by.

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