Today it is the middle of the golden holiday week in japan.
I came to Hirugano plateau in Gifu prefecture.
I was suprised it still had snow on the far off mountains.
And the Sakura blossoms were still in bloom at this high altitude.
I felt I was lucky to see them again.
And the daffodil flowers were beautiful.
This place is famous for skiing in the winter.
Today I went to see cherry blossoms at Ikeda river in Fukuoka.
Of course I had to go to see them. lol
It was beautiful, but I wished it was more sunny.
These are double cherry blossoms (Yaezakura.)
Yesterday I took this picture.
These bloom a little bit later than typical sakura (Someiyoshino).
The day before yesterday Kumamoto prefecture had a big earthquake.
Here in Fukuoka we felt it, too.
Japan is an earthquake country.
Kumamoto castle was damaged.
Sakura don’t bloom for long–and nothing last forever.
I hope the people in Kumamoto get peace soon.
Sakura is beginning to fall.
When I stood under the Sakura tree, the wind blew and petals fluttered down as if dancing.
I went to Ogi park in Saga.
It has been chosen as one of the places famous for its sakura and as an historical park.
It was originally the garden of the feudal lord Ogi which was in the Edo era.
The Sakura was in full bloom and pretty.
Now sakura are all over the place..roadsides, riversides, etc.
Yesterday I went to Saga prefecture from Fukuoka.
We used the mountain road for the first time.
I spotted a place where sakura and rape flowers were blooming together.
Saga prefecture is rural, but beautiful.
You can see night time Sakura at the Fukuoka castle ruins.
It is illuminated.
I went there last year.
It was beautiful.
This year’s light up is from tomorrow (March 25th) to April 3rd.