Once again the sakura begin to bloom again on Kume Island. With this year’s surprisingly warm winter weather the very first blossoms arrived on New Year’s day. Now, however, the bright colors of the many cherry trees are at their peak. The island celebrated the cherry blossoms with the annual sakura festival. Normally a two-day event, this year’s festival took place at the Fureai Park instead of the usual location Daruma Mountain. The reason for the change was the growing
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Happy February! I’ve created this page to share some of the best Cherry Blossom pictures I’ve taken this year. I hope you enjoy them. Let me know what you think!
January 26th marked the beginning of the 2013 Kumejima Sakura Festival. Sakura (Cherry Blossoms) are an important symbol marking the change of seasons in Japan. As the weather begins to warm, cherry trees sprout beautiful flowers in a range of colors from white to red. Since Okinawa is so far south, cherry blossoms begin to arrive in January. They work their way north through April. During this time, people flock to areas with cherry trees to picnic, drive, and
I’ve been posting a lot about sakura , but changing with the seasons really is a big part of Japanese culture. There were so many events last week that its unfortunate the weather didn’t play a better partner. With clouds and rain it was hard to get too many spectacular shots, but the party still went on. I performed with a local band Saturday (technical problems led no video of that, sorry!) there was food and a tea garden, plus
Here are a few more Sakura pictures I took this week. Tomorrow marks the start of the Festival events. I’ll be performing with a brass band on Saturday and singing in the Kareoke contest Sunday. Wish me luck! What do you think of these photos?