Blossoms of the Night

So, obviously cherry blossom viewing, “hanami,” is very popular in Japan, but what some people may not realize is that it’s a night-time thing, as well. While these photos may not be as majestic as the daytime shots, I think I enjoy the night viewing more than the regular viewing.

Please enjoy!

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11 thoughts on “Blossoms of the Night

  1. There is indeed something magical about the blooming of the blossoms at night. And the temple is spectacular. I’m trying to remember – s this the temple where they frequently project different colors or images on the sides?

    • This is actually Tsurugajyo, or Wakamatsu Castle, and not a temple. We’re doing a “Come visit Fukushima” campaign, so the castle has been lit up like this every night for the last month or so. I am lucky enough that I can see it from my apartment. If only I could stop being awestruck long enough to write something down… 😀

      • Thank you for the info. it is so beautiful. I’d love t come visit Fukushima. I remember it as beautiful although some parts are still off limits, from what I understand. So sad. And it is indeed so very beautiful.

        • The exclusion zone is still here, but it is much, much closer to Miyagi-ken than to my home. Nevertheless, we, being those on the other side of the prefecture, suffer the stigma most while being much more removed from that awful disaster.

          I know it’s not too much, and with your reposting of my hanami pics (thank you for that! seriously, that meant more to me than you can know) it’s a bit more, but I like to think I am making at least a little difference here. 🙂

        • I imagine you are. And this is yet another reason I wish you would get “into” dVerse Poetics. you already follow or have liked another poet in the community – Bjorn Rudberg. While we have prompts to follow, we also have times for “free” posting. usually I get all Japanese-y on them..LOL…but with your talent and versatility and by using some of those pics of yours with the poem, that would open to another community. Just sayin’..You and I have a love for this country and its beauty and uniqueness, for different and yet some same reasons. I like finding out about the exclusion zone so I can say…hey, there are beautiful parts you can visit with no fear.

    • I wish I could take credit for them, but the blossoms did all the work. Not bad for our little Fukushima, I think. I’m also glad that you enjoyed them. 😀

      AB

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