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Monday, April 30, 2012

cherry blossoms (5)

"Golden Week" means the period from April 29th to May 5th including four holidays which are Showa Day(the birthday of the former Emperor, April 29th), Constitution Memorial Day(May 3rd), Greenery Day(May 4th) and the boys festival(May 5th). Many Japanese go somewhere during Golden Week holidays.

I have been busy because of my mother's fracture and my sister's illness. They are in the hospital. My sister might have to be transferred to another hospital.

The cherry blossom petals fall after about a week at each place. We are enjoying the season of fresh greenery in Yokohama. However, some people travel north with the "cherry blossom front" to enjoy the blossoms for a longer time.


The cherry blossom petals in Hanamiyama Park(花見山公園) in Fukushima City, Fukushima Prefecture are fluttering down.

Hanamiyama Park
photo by 高画質壁紙写真集無料壁紙
The park is the private plot of a flowering tree grower and is open to the public. Although visitors can't get into the park now, they can look at its flowering trees from the outside.

Hanamiyama Park
photo by 高画質壁紙写真集無料壁紙
It became widely known to the public after a famous photographer likened this spot to Shangri-La.

Hanamiyama Park
photo by 高画質壁紙写真集無料壁紙
There are flowering trees of 70 different kinds including some varieties of cherry trees, Forsythia, Flowering Quince, Hana peach in it.


Hanamiyama Park
photo by 花とハイキングでエンジョイ
  
Hanamiyama Park
photo by 花とハイキングでエンジョイ
  Miharu Taki-Zakura(三春の滝桜) in Fukushima Prefecture is fully in bloom now.


Ozakura in Tarumi
photo by 神戸観光壁紙写真集
 
The petals of Ozakura in Tarumi, Yabu City, Hyogo Prefecture are fluttering down. Ozakura is a Edohigan(Cerasus spachiana) tree and is over 1000 years old.
(one of 100 best cherry blossoms viewing points)
 
 
Takato Joshi Park
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The cherry blossom petals in Takato Joshi Park (高遠城址公園, Takato Castle Ruin Park) in Ina City, Nagano Prefecture are fluttering down.The park is very famous as one of cherry blossoms viewing points and gets an invasion of tourists during blooming season.
(one of 100 best cherry blossoms viewing points)

 

Takato Joshi Park
photo by 高画質壁紙写真集無料壁紙
A variety of cherry trees called Takato-kohigan(高遠小彼岸, Cerasus ×subhirtella ‘Takato-kohigan’) is native to this park.The park has 1,500 Takato-kohigan trees.

Kaiko-en
photo by 高画質壁紙写真集無料壁紙
The Yoshino cherry blossoms in Komoro Joshi Kaiko-en(小諸城址 懐古園, Kaiko garden in Komoro Castle Ruins) in Komoro City, Nagano Prefecture are fully in bloom now. (one of 100 best cherry blossoms viewing points)


Kaiko-en
photo by 高画質壁紙写真集無料壁紙

A variety of cherry trees called Komoro-Yaebenishidare(小諸八重紅枝垂) is native to this garden.

 
 
 
 Mamizuka Park
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The Yoshino cherry blossoms in Mamizuka Park(馬見塚公園) in Komagane City, Nagano Prefecture

Yotagiri Park
photo by 高画質壁紙写真集無料壁紙
The Yoshino cherry blossoms in Yotagiri Park(与田切公園) in Kamiina District, Nagano Prefecture


Kozen-ji
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About 70 weeping cherry trees in Kozen-ji Temple(光前寺) in Komagane City, Nagano Prefecture are nearly in full bloom.





Kozen-ji
photo by 高画質壁紙写真集無料壁紙

Takashima Castle
photo by 高画質壁紙写真集無料壁紙
The cherry blossom petals in Takashima Castle(高島城) in Suwa City, Nagano Prefecture are fluttering down.

Senninzuka Park
photo by 高画質壁紙写真集無料壁紙
The cherry blossom petals in Senninzuka Park(千人塚公園) in Kamiina District, Nagano Prefecture are fluttering down. It was a battlefield in the past. It is said that soldiers' bodies and their armors were buried there.


Okusa Joshi Park
photo by 高画質壁紙写真集無料壁紙
Most of the cherry blossoms in Okusa Joshi Park(大草城址公園, Okusa Castle Ruin Park) in Kamiina District, Nagano Prefectureare are fluttering down. A variety of cherry trees called Yae-benishidare(八重紅枝垂, Cerasus spachiana ‘Pleno-rosea’) is fully in bloom now.
Okusa Joshi Park
photo by 高画質壁紙写真集無料壁紙

Garyu Park
photo by 高画質壁紙写真集無料壁紙
The cherry blossom petals in Garyu Park(臥竜公園), Suzaka City, Nagano Prefecture are fluttering down.


Garyu Park
photo by 高画質壁紙写真集無料壁紙
 The park has 800 cherry trees including Yoshino cherry, weeping cherry, yamazakura(Cerasus jamasakura) and double-flowered cherry blossoms.

Kamo Jinja Shrine Otabisho
The cherry blossom petals in Kamo Jinja Shrine Otabisho(賀茂神社 お旅所) in Takayama City, Gifu Prefecture are fluttering down. There are a 550 year-old and two 450-year Edohigan cherry trees.


Garyu-zakura

Garyu-zakura(臥龍桜) in Takayama City, Gifu Prefecture is fully in bloom now. This tree is a cherry variety called Edohigan and is estimated to be over 1,100 years old. It has been designated as a national natural treasure.

Shiogama Jinja
The cherry blossoms in Shiogama Jinja Shrine(鹽竈神社) in Shiogama City, Miyagi Prefecture are fully in bloom now.
The shrine has several varieties of cherry trees including Shiogama-zakura(鹽竈桜, Cerasus serrulata ‘Shiogama’), weeping cherry, Shikizakura(四季桜, Cerasus × subhirtella ‘Semperflorens’), Yoshino cherry and yamazakura trees.

Shiogama-zakura has been designated as a national natural treasure and will come into bloom in May.
Shiogama Jinja
Shiroishi River
The petals of the 8-km-long row of cherry blossom trees along Shiroishi River(白石川) in Shibata District, Miyagi Prefecture are fluttering down. About 1,200 cherry trees include Yoshino cherry, double-flowered cherry, yamazakura and Sendaiyoshino(仙台吉野, Cerasus x yedoensis 'Sakabai' ) trees. A third of those trees is over 80 years old.

Funaoka Joshi Park
The cherry blossom petals in Funaoka Joshi Park(船岡城址公園, Funaoka Castle Ruin Park) in Shibata District, Miyagi Prefecture are fluttering down.
(one of 100 best cherry blossoms viewing points)

Tsuruoka Park

The cherry blossom petals in Tsuruoka Park(鶴岡公園) in Tsuruoka City, Yamagata Prefecture are fluttering down. This park was chosen as a location for a film.
(one of 100 best cherry blossoms viewing points)

Hiyoriyama Park
photo by 日本列島お国自慢

The cherry blossoms in Hiyoriyama Park(日和山公園) in Sakata City, Yamagata Prefecture are fully in bloom now. You can see the sunset over the sea in this park.
There is a recreated cargo ship called junk in the park.



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