Sakura in Sakuragaoka-cho
With the cold weather, the Sakura have taken a while to come out. Most years we tend to have one day which is really warm and the Sakura bloom quickly only to be washed away a few days later by the rain. This year, we haven’t had a really warm day yet.
This is a street in Sakuragaoka-cho, Shibuya (渋谷区桜丘町), aptly named Sakura Hill. I took a photo the other day to compare the difference between pre-Sakura and blooming Sakura. Here is the photo from the other day. (Compare to the photo above)
There are many festivals on at this time of the year and the local community work to light up the Sakura at night and plan events.