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Plum Trees in Bloom

Posted in Nature, Places by tokyobling on February 13, 2015

Every month in the Japanese calendar is marked with a flower and February is without a doubt the month of the plum blossom! All over Tokyo plum trees are exploding in colors and the first very few but brave bees can be seen bussing around. It is still winter but spring is not far away now. According to the weather forecast Tokyo will see more snow the coming week but as for today the weather just could not be better! My favorite part of the plum trees is imagining the fact that each of these branches will in a few months bear fruit that will be turned into delicious umeshu, plum-wine. I took these photos at Tokyo’s Yushima shrine, where the blossoms are unseasonably late this year.

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  1. lili said, on February 13, 2015 at 7:48 am

    Lovely!
    Spring is in the air 🙂

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  2. Grigoris said, on February 13, 2015 at 9:59 am

    Aaaargh! Missed each other again -this time for one day: I too was going to go today but had to go to Yokohama for the CP+ so I postponed it for tomorrow!

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    • tokyobling said, on February 16, 2015 at 4:42 am

      Too bad but I am sure we will run into each other 12 times or more as soon as the festival season starts up again!

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  3. Stella Olrich said, on February 13, 2015 at 1:53 pm

    can you tell me what month is the explosion of the Sakura tree?

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    • tokyobling said, on February 16, 2015 at 4:43 am

      April is the big month of Sakura! But it depends on where you are, it has already started in Okinawa.

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  4. Karen said, on February 14, 2015 at 9:24 pm

    I adore photos of blossom these are lovely. 🙂

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  5. icthelion said, on February 14, 2015 at 11:37 pm

    My favorite flower in Japan… But unfortunately the harbinger of the dreaded Japanese hay fever.

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    • tokyobling said, on February 16, 2015 at 4:44 am

      Oh yes, my friends are already complaining loudly every chance they get. Personally I am fine this season, so far (touch wood!)!

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