See Beautiful: Sakura

The cherry blossoms (sakura) were in bloom when we returned to Tokyo from our trip to the U.S.

Hanami (flower viewing) parties are very popular this time of the year. There are literally thousands of people sitting under the trees – celebrating all day and night.

These are pictures from Yoyogi Park during the middle of the week, so the crowds don’t look too bad. All of the parks were packed with people over the weekend!

The next picture is just a glimpse of what it looked like when the blossoms were falling from the trees. I love this picture because it looks like it’s snowing!

Let’s see…falling blossoms or the real thing? I’ll take the falling blossoms instead of the snow! The pictures below are from the day we left Minneapolis. It was snowing (yet again)!

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