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Sakura Season

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Ueno Park, Sakura Japan
Ueno Park, Sakura Japan

I went out to Ueno Park today to see the Sakura, which are at full bloom. As expected it was crowded with people enjoying the fine weather. There were many groups camped under the trees eating and drinking, with many more walking down the pathway taking photos.

I have a full set of photos I will put up tomorrow. I still haven’t chosen which ones to display. Taking the photos is not the hard part. Choosing which ones get shown and which ones don’t make the cut is the hardest. Need some editorial assistance maybe ^^. I have the Sakura shots down to 74 from the original 400, so will try and pick a final 35 for tomorrow to post.

It was my birthday today, so here is a birthday Sakura shot until I put the rest up tomorrow.

Ueno Park, Sakura Hanami
Ueno Park, Sakura Hanami

  1. Protocol Snow says

    Happy birthday!! Looking forward to all the sakura photos

  2. Brad Kruth says

    Beautiful pics, looking forward to more! Happy birthday!

  3. Neksus says

    Happy birthday to you!

    Thank you for all the work!

    Hope it has been a very Rilakkuma day πŸ™‚

  4. MarijnRongen says

    Sakura is always beautiful, looking forward to the rest.
    And of course a happy (slightly belated) birthday, I wish you good health and many visitors!

  5. Lucas Pereyra says

    Happy Birthday!!!
    Thanks for your photos and words about Japan!!!!!

  6. perdomot says

    Happy B-Day! Hope the trees look that pretty in 3 weeks when I return to Japan.

    1. shibuya246 says

      Not sure you will see much pink in 3 weeks time in Tokyo, but if you travel North (Hokkaido) you might be lucky. You can check online to see when sakura will be blooming in different parts of the country.

  7. William says

    Cool photos. I think you were probably there at the same time as I was. What really impressed me about your photos was how you managed to reduce the visual impact of ALL THOSE PEOPLE, instead of having them in the way of the shot. In the end, I was reduced to just photographing the canopy against the sky. πŸ™‚

    Happy birthday!

    1. shibuya246 says

      Thanks. I was using a fast lens with the f/stop set at about 1.4 for this shot, so with the focus on the trees, the people in front of the camera just blurred away. πŸ™‚

  8. Sara Mari says

    Happy Birthday~!! What a lovely day for your birthday^^ I am looking forward to the rest of the shots!


    Great people shot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. katiemuffett says

    おθͺ•η”Ÿζ—₯γŠγ‚γ§γ¨γ†γ”γ–γ„γΎγ™οΌ Can’t wait to see the other pics – beautiful as always

  11. whipcracker says

    Sakura Season, Japan outdoors http://bit.ly/cRFcb1 Lovely photos. Looking forward to many more. And a very Belated Happy Birthday! From your #1 commenter. How young did you say you were? What did Rilakkuma get you?

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