We love cherry blossom like other Japaneses.
We've being seen beautiful, wonderful, famous cherry blossom in Nara prefecture,Tohoku region, Shinsyu region, or Kyoto prefecture etc. Seeing cherry blossom is our pleasure.
So this year we went to see 淡墨桜（usuzumi-sakura, usuzumi means pale pale ink and sakura means cherry blossom) to Gifu prefecture. This cheery tree is one of the big three in Japan and it's about 1500 years old, 16.3 meters in height, around of the trunk is 9.91meters. This flower's bud is pale pink and white during full bloom and when it fall it gets pale pale ink, I heard. Sometimes a lot of petals were flied like a blizzard.
We got on a local train, Tarumi line. This line has some small lovely stations. This station may be for few people but spring has come here.
We visited Takayama-city in Gifu prefecture. This city is very popular with tourist from all over the world. Though we visited this city some times it's the first time for me to enter 陣屋（Jinya).
The Tokugawa Shogunate decided to govern directly around here in 1692 and sent officers from Edo. Those officers worked at Jinya. The big storehouse for the annual tribute(rice) is remained. This Jinya is only public office that is remained in Japan.
The hall for meetings.
A sake brewery and its store. The green ball under the eaves is called Sugidama. This is made by Japanese cedar's leaf.They say that this year's sake was made by hanging a sugidama. And this green changes to brown gradually. This changing say people the ripeness condition of sake. The green ball derives from cedars in Miwa-Mountain near the Divine of sake, Oomiwa-Shrine in Nara prefecture, they say.
Cherry blossm at Matu-river that flows near Toyama-Castle in Toyama prefecture.
Cherry blossom at Oono-temple in Nara prefecture.
The carved Buddha on a large rock on the other side of the river.
Thank you for visiting, friends!