Tokyo Cherry Blossoms
The magic of the cherry blossom season in Japan is really impossible to describe in words, and perhaps even in pictures. I’ve done my best to convey its fleeting but awe-inspiring beauty in this collection of photographs. But if you want to know what experiencing the sakura season really feels like, try to imagine the delicate scent filling the air and the occasional falling petals brushing against your face as you browse these photos!
A woman dressed in a traditional kimono takes a photo of the cherry blossoms with her iPhone. Not sure why the little figurine of a boxer is part of the composition.
Lampions illuminate the flowers during the Nakameguro Sakura Festival.
Layers upon layers of blossoms reflected on the pond of Inokashira Park in the sunrise light.
The blooming branches reach out building a bridge across the canal in Nakameguro.
A row of lampions lining one of the alleys of Ueno Park at dusk.
Rowing boats under the cherry trees that line the moat close to the Imperial Palace.
A close-up of a bouquet of cherry blossoms along the Nakameguro canal.
Early morning in Inokashira Park, enjoying a fleeting moment of peace and awe before the picnic crowds start to roll in.