Sakura Season 2015

Time again for the Cherry Blossom season.  The flowers only last a week or two so getting out to enjoy them has to be timed right.  It is the Japanese custom to picnic under the trees, they call this Hanami.

A few people have spoken highly of a Temple not far from Yokosuka which has a beautiful lake and bridge, grassy park for a picnic and hiking trails up the hill behind it.  I had to go check this out myself.

A short train ride towards Yokohama and about a 15 minute walk brought me easily to Shomyo-ji Temple.  Please enjoy the photos of the Sakura blossoms and fairly difficult hike, it was an overcast day but I wanted to enjoy the cherry blossoms before they disappeared.  This is our last Sakura season in Japan and it has me a bit melancholy.

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The hike up the hill to get that city view was more difficult than I anticipated and two days later my thighs are still sore.

I was going to write about the fertility festival we went to yesterday but we were so disappointed I didn’t really take any photos.  It was hard to see anything and we were being battered by umbrellas the entire time.  Glad we went because it is a big deal here but not much to say about it.  Penis and vagina popsicles and such but meh.

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That’s about it for now, the plan is to return to that temple with a friend of mine when the sun is shining so if it is much different I may post more about it in a week or two.  Let’s see, other than that we have May 1st approaching which is a big holiday for me.  I’ll work up something about that soon.

To those who celebrate(d) Easter, may yours be happy and wonderful.

9 thoughts on “Sakura Season 2015

  1. I love the pictures – I have cherry blossoms tattooed on me but there is nothing like the real thing. Thanks for sharing more of those pics than the penis popsicles ones – meh indeed

    • Cherry blossoms are beautiful and very popular as a tattoo. I considered getting them but I am going with the Ume, the plum blossoms instead. They are a richer red color.

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