This photograph is taken in Rikugien Garden in Tokyo Bunkyo-ku. Because it entered the second half in March and the warm day continued, cherry trees began to bloom all at once from a condition of a bud. Weeping cherry of Rikugien was also in full bloom earlier than a schedule, and had made the flower of thin red bloom. Many visitors were coming to see the cherry tree here probably because of Vernal Equinox Holiday, today. In front of the cherry tree, there are many photographers taking the weeping cherry tree of this photograph,
This "ESO-Higan(Cerasus spachiana Lavalee ex H.Otto var.)" changes with the big tree which has about 13 m in height, and about 17 m in width. It blooms early one week than a standard kind of "Somei Yoshino(Cerasus ×yedoensis)". Many branches branched from the thick trunk and the flower of the lovely cherry tree is in bloom from the bent branch. For a Japanese, a cherry tree is a flower which tells spring arrival. It is a reason of a flower apt to the view of life and death of the Japanese who likes the pity of the thing where a beautiful thing blooms in an instant and is distracted by an instant. So, it may originate in the special feature which the Japanese who likes emotion better than logic has. Although the time of the bloom differs, many cherry trees are planted all over the country. It goes north in a cold district from a warm district, and will bloom till end time in April. The time when this cherry tree blooms is also the time of a turning point when a graduation ceremony, an entrance ceremony, a hiring ceremony in the office, etc. are held.
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pajaran (61244) 2013-03-20 1:25
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst o cvetu tresnje ...
Lepa fotografija, dobrodoslica prolecu.
Dobar snimak, kontrast, lepe boje.
Sve najbolje u dane proleca koji su poceli.
Very good and interesting article about the cherry blossom ...
Beautiful photos, welcoming spring.
Good shot, contrast, beautiful color.
All the best in the days of spring have started.
nikkitta (17066) 2013-03-20 10:00
Nice spring coming landscape but it s a bit tilt to the right,more noticeable in the post at the left
Interesting and informative article
holmertz (53560) 2013-03-20 11:28
The branches of this huge tree have creayed a dramatic and attractive pattern against the sky. The lower part of the photo also shows us lots of beautiful pink flowers and lush vegetation.
wolf38 (31296) 2013-03-21 11:01
Hello Mikio. Spring is the theme of this beautiful photos. Flowering trees. People are all over the road and enjoy the day. Unfortunately, the spring has not arrived anywhere. In Germany is still a lot of snow.
abmdsudi (54607) 2013-03-22 20:35
The sign of transitional season is pretty evident as the grand cherry tree startw blooming displaying it colours beautifully almost fillling the whole scene being a strong focal of attention. Superb colors rendition, exposure control and sharpness despite the muted weather, A joyful time to celebrate the coming spring! Congrats
adores (45641) 2013-03-25 17:18
It must be great to see such tree in blossom. I have never seen a cherry tree like this. The branches and the pink flowers are impressive. The people in background really give a notion of its size. Good composition.
ikeharel (72211) 2013-07-17 6:36
The branchs beautifully shown on the photo, spread all over, and well used the backlight-effect as a backdrop. A magnificent white blossom the tree has.
- Copyright: mikio kato (kato) (11630)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-03-20
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature
- Camera: Canon IXY DIGITAL 910IS
- Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-03-20 0:38