Monday, April 9, 2012

Tunnel of Sakura


It wasn't exactly blue skies outside when I took this but I kind of liked how retro the shot turned out. And it almost doesn't matter that you can't see the blue sky because there are cherry trees growing on both sides covering the river.

We were wondering what it would be like to climb down and walk in the river and see the cherry blossoms from below...wouldn't that be awesome?


34 comments:

  1. That is a lovely image, Kaori!

    One of the teas that «Louis» sells in his coffee and tea business is a Japanese Sencha green tea with cherry and rose blossoms in it. This tea has a heavenly scent when it is brewing.

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    1. Oh the tea sounds heavenly indeed! It's the perfect time for sakura tea :D

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  2. Tunnel of sakura... I love the sound of that! It must be beautiful to walk around in spring. I definitely need to come to Japan in springtime. :)

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    1. Yes, it's one of our best seasons. Especially since everyone is in high spirits with all the pretty blossoms! Hope you do get to come and see! :D

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  3. Whichever angle you look at these blossom trees Kaori, they are magnificent, you have to REALLY enjoy them while they are there!

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    1. So true, Grace. They are already fluttering to the ground already and I don't think I'm ready to say goodbye quite yet ;D

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  4. If there's sunlight, you get a translucent effect. If there's no sunlight, you get a soft diffused effect. Either way, it's beautiful! This photo is a stunner.

    PS: What does it look like from below? You should've asked the turtles! ^^

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  5. A really amazing picture!

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  6. That is like a sea! So, so delicate and delightful!

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    1. Sometimes I just want to dive in the fluffy blossoms :D

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  7. It's no wonder that Cherry blossom season in Japan is so famous!!! That top shot is absolutely spectacular Kaori!!! The depth of the background flowers...wow!!! Gorgeous!!!

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    1. Thank you, Chieftess! We see it every year but it still always amazes me how stunning the sight of sakura trees are :D

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  8. How delightful the sakura are! I associate them with Japan of course and I would love to visti one day and enjoy them blooming all around. Your photos is stunning!

    Please consider posting your lovely flower photos in my Floral Friday Fotos meme:
    http://floralfridayfoto.blogspot.com/

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    1. I'll be posting cherry blossom photos all throughout the week (because I am totally obsessed with them right now) so I would love to join your meme! Thank you for the invitation :D

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  9. I would love to get lost in the blossoms.

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    1. I know EXACTLY what you mean! :)

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  10. Gorgeous shots...I can almost reach out and touch them!

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    1. Thank you! I actually did reach out to stable the branch that was waving all over the place from the wind. hehe.

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  11. oh joy of a river floating through life.


    please have a good tuesday.

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    1. Thank you Robert! Happy Tuesday to you, too :D

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  12. That's incredible, such an impressive number of blossoms. I've never seen anything like that!

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    1. There are so many cherry trees lining this river for miles and miles! It's really something :D

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  13. I had the same thought as The Chieftess above: “The depth of the background flowers...wow!!! Gorgeous!!!” I don’t see how it could be any better if it were an actual 3-D photo. That patina of blue water is, yes, gorgeous!

    Every so often down the length of Kandagawa there are ladder rungs, usually near bridges (like here on the left). If the water was deep and swift it could be dangerous, so I would never suggest to go down into the river, but it is possible. Maybe you could find a volunteer daredevil to take your camera down under those gorgeous (absolutely gorgeous!) trees. Surreptitiously, of course. And dressed like this.

    (I mentioned it years ago) and It’s a little out of the way but the ICU cherry tree tunnel is quite nice. More details here.

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    1. Well, you probably know that this river at this point is usually not deep enough to even drown. I'm always amazed that the ducks can actually swim there even though the level of water is so low! hehe. So yes, we probably could...but I'm a little too chicken to try ;D

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  14. This may sound weird, but I could dive into your top photo of the sakura... looks so soft and comforting. And a sight for sore eyes. You know if I were there I'd be finding a way into that river, don't you, Kaori? LOL!

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