Photos from Japan’s 2014 Cherry Blossom Season

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photo by masato mukoyama | Keage Incline (Lake Biwa Canal) at night

This year’s cherry blossom season – thanks to some heavy rains over the weekend – is just about wrapping up in Japan. 2014 was made all the more poetic as “5% parties” bid farewell to the old tax rate and welcomed in the new 8% rate under short-lived, fleeting cherry blossoms.

For one reason or another, this time of year is particularly difficult for me to travel to Japan and, once again, I am here in NY watching Instagram photos appear in my feed and then quickly disappear; transient as the cherry blossoms themselves. Here is a small selection of some of my favorites that I’ve come across recently. And you can see more over on visual aggregation site Bored Panda.

Last year was also special when a seasonally-rare snow made for some pretty amazing pictures too.

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photo by danny dungo | the drainage system of the meguro river never looked so good

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photo by yuga kurita |Mt. Fuji and cherry blossoms

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photo by akio iwanaga

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photo by ryosuke yagi |cherry blossoms in Aoyama, Tokyo

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photo by ta3mam | Tokyo

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photo by torne | a 200m-long slide at Nishihira-hatake park in Kanagawa

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photo by 紅襪熊 | along the meguro river

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photo by noisy paradise | along the meguro river

[Update] one late bloomer, added to the collection:

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cherry blossom petals along a river in Hirosaki Park, Aomori | photo by @WizardsTools

 

2 Comments

  1. Really, really awesome photos!!!

  2. Wow, this is BEAUTIFUL!!! I miss sakura in Japan.
    DC was such a disappointment. (el-o-el)

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