Brilliant drooping cherry

We like cherry blossom.
 The meteorological observatory forecasts when the cherry trees of many region will bloom and make the cherry-blossom front map like a contour map. Seeing it, we can find when the cherry trees will bloom in our region and we wait expectantly on the day.

In the old days, farmers used to start farm work when spring comes and cherry bloom.

The cherry-blossom front of this year is a trot. Blossom of cherry is 100% now around here. So I visited three sights of cherry blossom in Kyoto city.
I felt there are many drooping cherry in Kyoto city. Kyoto has the long history of court noble culture.
In my arbitrarily point of view, noblemen seems to suit drooping cherry and samurai warriors seems to suit Someiyoshino cherry(usual cherry).

~We enjoyed the night view of cherry blossoms at Toji-Temple~

This temple was built in the 8 century and World Heritage Site now. The antique market is held on the 21th every month.
~Brilliant drooping cherry at the Japanese garden in Heian-Jingu~
Kyoto has been the capital of politics and economy for 1074 years. But the capital of Japan transferred to Tokyo from Kyoto in 1868. Its population decreased. So citizen restored some building in the Heian Palace as the monument of exhibition by their contribution and enshrined the Emperor Kanmu and Komei. The garden here is widely known as the Japanese style garden. The area of this garden is 33000 square meters and its specialty is the garden in Heian period. For example, intricate narrow paths or some creeks flow to the pond.
There were many very tall drooping cherry. They looked like a canopy
This garden have  small brooks and some  ponds

~The old cherry tree at Maruyama-Park~

Maruyama-Park is famous in Kyoto city. Many sights are near here.

They  are saving a spot  for a picnic under the cherry blossoms at night from
daytime in Maruyama-Park. They will enjoy a booze.

18 件のコメント:

Minoru Saito さんのコメント...


Self Sagacity さんのコメント...

So extra ordinary with those fabulous trees.

Magia da Inês さんのコメント...

º° ❤♫°
Fotografias muito lindas!
Lugar maravilhoso!!!
Bom domingo!
Boa semana!

°º♡ Beijinhos do Brasil.
º° ♡ ❤♫°

Wendy さんのコメント...

What absolutely beautiful trees! They truly are magnificent. Thank you so much for sharing with us. I would love to visit just to see the cherry blossoms.

Red Rose. さんのコメント...


stardust さんのコメント...

3か所もまわられたなんてさすがサラさん! 斯く言う私も哲学の道を歩いたのちに平安神宮に行きました。紅枝垂れ桜はさすがに華やか、朱塗りの建物をバックにしてもあでやかですね。ヘッダーの泰平閣をバックに入れた構図、素敵です。ラティスも入れるのは思いつきませんでした。10枚目の真昼の太陽としだれ桜、ゾクッときまし。信州へのご旅行楽しんでね。

Marc Sheffner さんのコメント...

So many cherry trees, so little time... (sigh). I'm an admirer of weeping cherry trees, so I must try and Heian-jingu. Maybe next year.

you-wee because さんのコメント...

Marvellous photos of an outstanding event, dear Sarah!

I wish I could have travelled to Japan to take my own photos of the bloom of the cherry trees!

Thanks for sharing your great impressions of this event!

Regards from wintery Germany, Uwe.

haricot さんのコメント...


Yamada Miyako さんのコメント...

Dearest Sarah,
Wow!!! What magnificent pictures of drooping cherry♡♡♡ You made me wish to live close to your place and enjoy these gorgeous scene(*^_^*)
No comparison to ours here and the reflections on your pictures enhance the beauty of them.

Have a wonderful new week, from Yamaguchi to my friend in Nara xoxo Miyako*

Spiderdama さんのコメント...

Beautiful pink blossom! So big trees.. I think we have one of type tree here in town, but I am not sure.. it will not bloom before may.

Hope you have a good time in your world:-)

Łucja-Maria さんのコメント...

Oh, Sarah!
Thank you so you can watch the wonders of nature.
Absolutely wonderful pictures. I admire them very long while.
I'll come back here.
I send greetings from distant Polish.

Giga さんのコメント...

Dziękuję za te cudowne widoki. To radość popatrzeć na kwitnace drzewa i miejsca gdzie rosną. Pozdrawiam.
Thank you for these wonderful views. It is joy to look at the flowering trees and the place where they grow. Yours.

Rurousha さんのコメント...

It doesn't matter how many cherry blossoms I see in real life or in photos, I always smile when I see them. :)

PS: The shidarezakura photos are stunning!

Forest Dream Weaver さんのコメント...

Sarah,your lovely photos show the beauty of the cherry blossom to perfection.Thanks also for the interesting text.
The third photo is my favourite!

Enjoy your week,

cosmos さんのコメント...


Arti さんのコメント...

Such beautiful sights, cherry blossoms enhances the beauty of Japan like nothing else. The season is simply so magical and enchanting. I love the night pictures especially, they are stunning and so tranquil and calm. Many thanks for this spectacular glimpse, wish you wonderful days ahead, sarah :)

Anunoy Samanta さんのコメント...

Wonderful captures Sarah!
Kyoto city is looking no less than a magic-land and all due to your photos :-)