This photograph is taken in Ueno Park in Tokyo at the time of the now of last year. It was a warm winter and the bloom of a cherry tree was very early last year. However, the cherry tree has just still attached the bud, because a cold winter continued this year. In this year, although the warm weather of spring continues for the past several days, probably, at least one more week is needed for the bloom of a cherry tree. Ueno Park is one of the cherry blossoms viewing spots of Tokyo, and many people enjoying the cherry blossoms visit there every year. There are two types of visitors for people who enjoy the cherry blossoms. One is visitor who enjoy the the cherry blossoms in full bloom, walking along the passage. Another is visitor who enjoy the cherry blossoms, covering a passage with a sheet, carrying in a meal and alcohol there, and talking with friends or coworkers. It seems that they comes early and saves the place in order to secure a good place. This photograph is taken the moment which the visitor appropriate for the friend's group of tea party gathered this place together, sat on a red carpet and a mat, and has taken lunch in the park. We can be seen that some there are some visitors in kimono. The bloom of a cherry tree goes north slowly toward a northeast and Hokkaido from the area of the south in Japan for about two months from the middle of March to the middle of May.
Cherry blossom viewing("Hanami") is the unique customs to Japan in which mainly appreciate the flower of a cherry tree and it is pleased with a spring visit. Cherry trees are trees widely seen in all parts of Japan. In order that the flower may bloom all at once in spring one time, and it may break up in only a little less than two weeks. It serves as important natural features which form a Japanese sense of the season. It is further impressed by the shortness of the lovely flowering period of the beauty and the luxury when they fall, and it often compares to the transiency of people's life. Hanami is said for the event of the aristocrat of the Nara period（710-794）to be the origin. Although the plum which just descended from China was appreciated at the Nara period, the cherry tree has been replaced at the Heian period（794-1185).
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pajaran (59045) 2014-03-24 8:56
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst o mestu i trenutku, sa opisom ...
lep pogled i trenutak ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, ostrina, kontrast i perspektiva, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak sa posetiocima koji slave cvet tresnje, lepe boje.
Dobar rad i kompozicija, lepo uhvacen trenutak.
Very interesting and good article on the place and time, with a description ...
nice view and a second ...
Good time recording, sharpness, contrast and perspective, nice place and moment shown to visitors to celebrate the cherry blossom, beautiful colors.
Good work and composition, well captured moment.
All the best.
holmertz (50766) 2014-03-24 10:21
This is a very pleasant photo with this fantastic view of people enjoying their meal in the street. They seem to be sitting almost like under a roof of pink cherry blossoms and their red and yellow carpets are well chosen for the occasion. The red umbrellas also match the natural colours very well. To me this is a unique event, very interesting to watch.
cargus (10091) 2014-03-24 10:52
Wonderful composition of colors you framed. The clarity, colors and lights very well managed. Well done.!!
saxo042 (37794) 2014-03-24 12:30
This is a very interesting and pleasant picture from Tokyo today. The cherry blossoms are very beautiful and the whole picture shows a very pleasant ceremony. Very attractive colours.
boa (7327) 2014-03-24 12:40
this ceremony looks fantastic and it it would be a true pleasure to be there right now. The Japaneese cherry blossom are world famous and i am happy to see it here. Beautiful colors and an excellent contribution to TE! Tfs!
lousat (89134) 2014-03-24 15:06
Hi Kato,the spectacle of the cherry blossom is truly fantastic,a great and famous fest of your country and a great memory of last year,wating the new after the cold winter,fantastic perspective and top quality of details and colors.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
photoray (13981) 2014-03-24 18:04
Attractive scene combining the large grouping of mature cheery trees in full bloom with traditional lunch and tea time participants. Obviously Ueno Park is very popular for the crowds.
Thanks for sharing your image, and the cherry background and history,
fabbs99 (17133) 2014-03-24 21:44
Excellent shot of this roadside mass luncheon.Nice colors and excellent sharpness.I love the sight of the cherry tree.Very well done.TFS.
ikeharel (69179) 2014-03-25 1:43
Superbly applied the scene under the blossom of the cherry trees, Mikio.
Red black and yellow mingle in harmony with the pink flowers.
People seem to enjoy the beauitiful sight, managed so well to take on photo.
Have a nice afternoon,
mesutilgim (93912) 2014-03-25 3:51
Nice cature of this joyfull scenery ander blossoming trees.
Very good pov and layout as well as many interesting and usefull notes.
TFS and best regards
jhm (150742) 2014-03-25 10:51
Exactly or everyone is very disciplinary, a splendid picture with the blossoms as colour field above the people.
Excellent depth and perspective picture, pleasant to look at.
A nice sharp and clear picture, nice colours too.
Very well done, TFS
abmdsudi (52377) 2014-03-26 2:58
It is the charm of community life that it has much interaction at the park having meal together with the cherry blossom trees in the background putting this into perspective. What a fascinating custom, a great slice of life full of vibrant colours in such a peaceful surroundings, Well shot and TFS.
mcmtanyel (21323) 2014-03-28 22:04
A splendid photo of this beautiful event. Cherry blossoms would be late April to mid May around here, depending on weather. This, too, shall come - thanks for the reminder!
PaulVDV (27816) 2014-04-01 15:11
What a wonderful happening!
So many cherry trees and what a crowd of people as far as we can see.
I find these trees a fantastic sight with the dark trunks and branches cutting through the many pink cherry blossoms.
This annual natural event must touch a lot of Japanese.
You took this picture one year ago. Is the bloom already finished this year ? Next week I'm going to Japan but I'm afraid I will arrive too late for these sights.
Best regards, Paul
- Copyright: mikio kato (kato) (11630)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-03-24
- Categories: Daily Life, Event
- Camera: Canon IXY DIGITAL 910IS
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-03-24 8:29