Cherry Blossoms

by / on March 9, 2012 at 10:31 AM / in Cherry Blossoms, Matsuri-Festival

“Cherry Blossoms” Viewing in Kyoto!

“Hanami” is the centuries-old practice of picnicking under a blooming sakura or ume tree. The custom is said to have started during the Nara Period (710–794) when it was ume blossoms that people admired in the beginning. But by the Heian Period (794–1185), cherry blossoms came to attract more attention and hanami was synonymous with sakura. From then on, in […]

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by / on April 30, 2011 at 9:22 PM / in Cherry Blossoms, Matsuri-Festival, Nara WH, Todaiji Temple

Tōdai-ji or the “Eastern Great Temple” in Nara.

Floods of people pass through the entrance to of Tōdai-ji everyday, all there to enjoy the amazing sights of . The entrance path is lined with several colorful souvenir shops and is the pit stop for rickshaw carts. You can usually see deer wandering the streets freely, so make sure that all pamphlets and anything made of paper is hidden securely away […]

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by / on April 8, 2011 at 8:30 PM / in Cherry Blossoms, Matsuri-Festival, Nara-City

Weeping Sakura in Himuro Shrine in Nara!

Yesterday me and my spouse went to Nara, our objective was to visit some famous world heritage sites and see some of the most beautiful Sakura blossoms. We were not to be disappointed, not only was a able to take some gorgeous shots, with my video camera I was able to take some breath taking footage! Amongst the shrines we […]

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