The Cherry Blossoms Are Coming!

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Soon where I live in Osaka, Japan will be bathed in cherry blossoms. The plum blossoms are blooming, but the cherry blossoms haven't quite started yet.

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The cherry blossoms bloom at differnet times in different parts of the country. I was talking to a fellow ex-pat the other day who said this is his favorite time of the year. I agree—it's pretty great.

When they are in full bloom, people pack lunches and bring booze and have pinics under the cherry blossoms. It's incredibly relaxing and enjoyable, and I can't wait for hanami—or cherry blossom viewing.

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The above photo was taken at a public park quite a long way from where I live. Nice place.

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roblognick
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There's a tree here which looks like Cherry Blossom, only not that pinkish, more white. It smells of a certain bodily fluid. It's vile.