さくらの国/spring snow

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94 thoughts on “さくらの国/spring snow

    • Thank you for your comment! Your question is not ignorant at all. These photos were taken at (or just outside of) Tobu Zoo. It’s a lovely zoo park that’s located in Saitama – about 2 hours by train from Tokyo 🙂

      Best wishes,
      Takami

  1. The blossoms are beautiful, and you have captured them so well. But then, you always do. I hope you have a wonderful spring filled with many amazing photo opportunities to keep a smile on your face and a warmth in your heart.

    • Hello Meg,
      Thank you very much for your lovely comment, and for choosing to follow my site. I’m happy if you could enjoy some of my photos. I’ll be stopping by your site again for sure!
      Best wishes,
      Takami 🙂

  2. This is just spectacular. I was in Japan a couple of weeks ago and I saw the Sakura blossoms for the first time- it was truly amazing! I took some photos too but not as great as yours!

  3. Hi Takami, How are you my buddy! All good? .. What a beautiful shot. I am glad you had taken those shots!! Very beautiful! 🙂

    Swetank.
    Be Bettr, Stay Bettr! 😀

    • Hello Swetank 🙂
      Thanks a lot for stopping by and leaving your nice comment. I am doing good, and I’m happy to know you finish all your exams successfully. Have a great weekend, my buddy 😀

  4. These are some incredible shots Takami ~ and love the title, fit the mood so perfectly. The first shot is spectacular with the use of the reflection and stillness of the scene, and along with the people and the cherry blossoms also gave me this great feeling of spring and happiness. But my favorite shot is of the blossoms in full bloom kissing the blue sky ~ Cheers to a great coming weekend!

    • Hello Randall, TGIF 🙂
      Thanks a lot for your feedback. I’m glad you liked the ‘spring snow’ title. As a young girl, I always imagined the blossoms to be big snowflakes 🙂 Apologies for the ignorant sounding question, but aren’t there cherry blossoms in HK too? Hope you have a great weekend. Tokyo is expecting more rain 😦

      • I like your story as a young girl, nature is such a great teacher for the mind. There are some cherry blossoms here, but nothing at all like in Tokyo (or Washington DC) ~ cheers!

    • Hello Lindy ❤
      Thanks so much for stopping by. They cherry blossoms were amazing this year. It was so much fun to walk among them, and the sunny weather made it even nicer 🙂
      Have a lovely weekend,
      Takami

  5. You caught them ! Yea 🙂 The equivalent of these where I live is the apple trees in bloom. They are not as prolific producing flowers as the cherry trees..they are still another month out. I will make sure to take some pictures and tag you when I post them on my blog. DM

    • Thank you Mr. DM 🙂
      Oh, I’ve heard of apple trees (blossoms) but have yet to see them. You make them sound so pretty, and I’ll sincerely look forward to your photos. I subscribe to your blog via e-mail, so I’ll look forward to the notification 😀 Wishing you and your family a great weekend.
      Best wishes,
      Takami

      • Can’t wait to post some for you. I have apple pictures in my photo archives on the computer but will take some new ones just for you! DM

  6. Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful! Spring looks amazing where you are. What are these flower called – they are stunning.

    • Thank you Inger ❤ These are 'sakura' cherry blossoms. They symbolise the start of Spring here in Japan. Although they are very pretty, their peak season is very brief – only about a week or so. Although we can only enjoy them for a short time, it helps me to appreciate them more 🙂 Wishing you a great weekend!
      Best wishes,
      Takami

  7. Oh, how utterly beautiful—now that’s my kind of spring snow! Absolutely stunning, Takami! I wish I were there to take in the proliferation of cherry blossoms for myself—such delicate beauty. I love the blue sky backdrop. I’ve been looking forward to these photographs. I love every shot—simply a wonderful series. What a fabulous way to start my day. Wishing you a very happy spring day, my friend! :))

    • Hello Jeannie ❤
      I am so happy you had a chance to see these. Oh, you'd most definitely love the cherry blossoms, and you'd make gorgeous photos of them, no doubt! I hope you and your partner will have a chance to see them with your own eyes someday. As you can imagine, just about everyone with a camera was out making photos last week, and there were some amazing shots. I tried my best to convey my personal experience of enjoying these big, puffy 'snowflakes' 🙂 Wishing you a glorious Spring weekend!

  8. Good evening Takami.
    You’re right, long live the spring and its colors
    and the sun that warms us.
    Beautiful cherry blossoms, they are great your photos.
    I wish you a good day.
    Hervé

    • Many thanks Josh. I’m happy you liked the title. The blossoms always looked like snow (big, puffy snowflakes) to me. Since Tokyo didn’t get any real snow this winter, I thought why not daydream that the cherry blossoms are snow? 😀

        • Oh, I can imagine the cherry blossoms must have looked gorgeous in Seattle. I’ve heard they have some nice views in Washington DC too – although that’s the other side of the US 😉

          In my humble opinion, cherry blossoms (and all nature) look equally beautiful regardless of location. I’ve heard South Korea has some great views, so maybe next year I’ll be able to hop on a plane and see for myself 😉

          • Well I hope you get to make the trip. And I agree with you, but it is just a matter of where the trees grow well, and how many there are. The pics from DC do look nice, the only time I was there, it was well past blooming season.

  9. Oh, Takami, these photos are beautiful — simply amazing! I would LOVE to be there to see these flowering trees. We don’t really have anything like it where I live (well, in other parts of our city we do, but not close enough for me to see on a daily basis — and I would so love to look upon these beauties daily!). Thank you for sharing! I think I can almost “smell” them through the screen! LOL Maybe you need a “scratch-and-sniff” app! 🙂

    • Hi Deb,
      I’m glad you liked them 🙂 The cherry blossoms are lovely, and make just about everything look pretty and even ethereal 🙂 Sadly, the season is rather short, so most of these are already blown off the tree. I suppose it’s what makes us appreciate them more, because we know it’s only for a limited time. As always, thanks so much for your comment! ❤

      • Yes, the beauty is short-lived … but oh, so worth it! Takami, I thank you for allowing me to enjoy them forever, having captured them through your lens!

  10. Hi Takami. These shots are so beautiful! I especially like the one with the people walking beneath the blossoms. The cherry blossoms in DC are not this pretty yet, but they’ll be in full bloom soon. Hugs! 🙂

    • Hi Teagan,
      I’m so glad you enjoyed this little series. The cherry blossoms bloomed earlier than usual this year, but no complaints from me 🙂 I can imagine it will be so pretty when the blossoms are in full bloom in DC. Maybe you’ll take some photos? 🙂
      Thanks a lot for your comment,
      Takami

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