Beautiful colors of the Cherry Blossom contrasting with the wooden structure.
The Toshogu Shrine is having renovations carried out at the moment, hence the need for the clever backdrop picture.
One of the gates you pass through on the road to the Toshogu Shrine.
You can see the colorful image of the festival food stalls set up through the dark wood of the outer gate.
Toshogu Shrine standing behind the sakura tree.
Lots of wishes being written up here with people hoping they come true.
Lots of sakura, lots of color, plenty of beer and masses of people.
The bright yellow and red colors match well against the dark clothing.
So many people passing down this thin walkway to the Shrine. The stalls selling food were doing a great trade.
Sakura in full bloom.
Some of the 50 stone lanterns that line the road to the Toshogu Shrine.
The Shrine buildings provide a nice backdrop for the Sakura.
Nice clear skies to highlight the sakura.
Looks like we have some fruit mixed in with the cherry blossoms.
A view of the Five Story Pagoda in the background from the grounds of Toshogu Shrine.
I liked the yellow light in the right hand side of this photo. Would have liked to see more of it shine through. If gave a rich golden feel to the scene.
The Five Story Pagoda seen next to Toshogu Shrine.
The Sakura trees line the pathway as people sit on the side enjoying the scenery and eating some food. Plenty of beer was also on hand.
A very busy scene with people buying food at the various stalls on the way to Toshogu Shrine.
Inspecting the writings of people who have made their wishes.
Great choice of colors for this lady to wear to blend in perfectly with the Sakura season.
Stone lanterns and Sakura.
It was a great time of year to visit Toshogu Shrine, despite the renovations taken place. I have lots more photos of Sakura in the main Ueno park and will have those ready to post soon.