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Sakura Relief – Tokyo

Posted in Nature, Places by tokyobling on April 14, 2011

Let me just get one break in here from all the sad stories and pictures. A Cherry blossom chaser if you wish. The first thing I saw when I came back to Tokyo after my first relief mission up north was this unreal sight – the rows upon rows of cherry trees in full bloom along the Kanda river. More disaster photos coming tomorrow.

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  1. Slouching Somewhere said, on April 14, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    Hi Tokyobling, what you’ve been seeing and showing us from your trip up north is truly heartbreaking. It must be tough to actually see the devastation and the loss the tsunami left in its wake, but thank you for sharing it with us.
    Thank you too for these lovely cherry blossom photos. Stay safe.


    • tokyobling said, on April 15, 2011 at 6:05 am

      Thanks! Yes, I took these photos on my way home after the first trip up north. It was almost surreal to see that Tokyo was in such perfect condition after having seen all the devastation by the coast up north.


  2. Greetings,

    Where did you take those brilliant pictures for “Sakura” ? I could vaguely recognize the scene along with Kanda River, but I am unsure on that for now, unfortunately…

    Thank you!

    Best regards,
    THE “Rock” Café


    • tokyobling said, on April 15, 2011 at 6:06 am

      Hi! It is Kanda river, near Gokokuji station in Tokyo! Glad you like them! (^-^)


  3. Julie (JUURI) said, on April 14, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    The dark color of the water and the ethereal whitish-pink of the sakura is a gorgeous combination. I’ve not often seen that color combination. Thank you for the beauty break; you are so kiga kiku.


    • tokyobling said, on April 15, 2011 at 6:07 am

      Thanks Julie! It was getting dark so there were a lot of mixed colors from different streetlights, the sky, etc. So the photos look a little bit weird. But hey, not everyone can take the same perfect sakura photos year after year! (^-^;)

      Kigakiku… thanks! Usually people just say gankoganko… and shake their heads (^-^;)


    • Irina said, on April 15, 2011 at 7:42 pm

      Julie, my thoughts exactly! 🙂


  4. Lili said, on April 14, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    Thanks a lot for this sweet flowery parenthesis
    I agree with Julie about the beautiful combination between dark colored water and pink sakura
    Next year, I really hope to have hanami in Tokyo 🙂


    • tokyobling said, on April 15, 2011 at 6:09 am

      Lili, thanks for the comment! Yes we needed a little bit of beauty I think! I sure hope you can make it to Tokyo next spring! Now is an excellent time to visit Japan, almost no tourists means that you’ll have the temples and land marks for your self! And as anyone who’s been to Japan knows, solitude is the most expensive luxury there is, in this country! (^-^)


  5. lina said, on April 16, 2011 at 1:40 am

    What a lovely view. Thanks for sharing.


  6. Timi said, on April 16, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    Such beautiful trees, I love them:)In our little street both sides have trees along the way covered in pink-purpleish flowers. It’s always amazing this time of the year^^
    Thanks for these pretties too:)


    • tokyobling said, on April 19, 2011 at 6:45 am

      Thanks Timi! Glad you like them! I am still waiting for your new blog, Timibling! (^-^)


      • Timi said, on April 19, 2011 at 2:57 pm

        At the time when little pink bunnies with cotton-candy fur will fly around laughing rainbows, I will definitely start one:DUntil then I’ll just keep on reading this one:D


        • tokyobling said, on April 20, 2011 at 7:58 am

          Timi, we will need to have a serious discussion about your future. May I invite you to my bunny farm/candy factory? (^-^)


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