Tuesday, 6 April 2010

A Perfect Sakura Afternoon.

den en chofu station





sakura @ tamagawa


It was a perfect spring day in Tokyo today, sunny and warm finally! It was too good a day to work sitting in front of the computer so I decided to take an afternoon off and went out with my camera. I rode my bike to Den En Chofu which is next to Jiyugaoka, and then to Tamagawa-dai Park -one of hundreds of hanami spots in Tokyo, it's a beautiful big park located on the hill overlooking the Tama River.

When I was taking photos of sakura like a crazy girl, a gentleman talked to me and said "I used to have a camera that looked exactly like the one you have there many many years ago" pointing at my old canon. We chatted about sakura and camera briefly it made me smile even more :)

I love Japan more than ever, so I thought very strongly this afternoon. But to be honest, I must think and say that every Spring.

The last shot is a tribute to Ulrika. See also this wonderful new post here and enjoy!

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34 comments:

  1. Lovely, lovely photos (these and the preceding Sakura ones)!

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  2. My sisters are on the way back to Thailand!they miss the best part!!!

    I wish they can see some Sakura before they come home.

    Lovely picture(as always)
    The clothe I bought from you are so useful!!!I love them too much,Thanks

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  3. These are so gorgeous! Oh, my! The building in the first picture is just perfect.

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  4. Your photos are sublime, thanks !

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  5. Is it just me, or are the sakura especially beautiful this year? Maybe I'm growing more and more sentimental with age.

    I haven't gotten even one photo yet, but I'm hopeful for tomorrow. I loved all of these, but especially the one of the petals on the road. Just lovely!

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  6. That is the area that my great-aunt lives! It is lovely to see it in your pictures. Their house it just up the road from the station in your picture. I have sat by that fountain before so I would not be too early to visit them. Natsukashi!

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  7. Oh you sweet girl! ;)
    Thank you, I LOVE it. These pictures are all perfect hiki.
    You've put a big smile on my face!

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  8. i love the house in the first photo, it's so pretty!
    this really is the perfect spring photoshoot..

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  9. these are beautiful hiki! and that encounter with that man is so nostalgic.
    japan must be so happy, this time of year.

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  10. uaaa! Honto ni kirei da na. And beautiful pictures!

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  11. gorgeous photos. i love the sight of sakura trees in bloom. thanks for sharing!

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  12. Japan is truly beautiful right now. O:

    Amazing photos.

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  13. ooooh sugoi!!
    love the sakura pictures! you are so lucky to take walks and see this beautiful sight!

    take a picture of your new hair cut!! :-D

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  14. sounds like you are giving your new bike a good ride for your money!
    i so envy you at being able to take the afternoon off to go riding in amongst those sakura petals!

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  15. And yes, but I don't pass by Tokyo, I go to the region of Kansai, Osaka, Nara, Kyoto, Tango Hanto... But if you have adresses by over there, shops, restaurants, hotels, attractive villages, attractive countrysides, I want !

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  16. Those are lovely pictures, oh my god! I fall in love with the first pic. The tones are just beautiful! I want to go Japan so badly now ):

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  17. That's funny. I always say, "I love London so much", whenever it's nice and sunny. But it doesn't happen often. Like today, it's raining again.

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  18. Tokyo...sakura...j'aime!
    Also like your blog...thanks

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  19. もしかして、今って子供たちが新しいランドセルしょってる時期・・・私のところも桜が満開だけど、日本の桜とは、比べ物にならないな。日本の桜が一番きれいだな。雰囲気だけでも味わえてうれしいです。どうもありがとう!!

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  20. Gorgeous pictures Hiki, I need to visit Den en chofu, I want to see the strawberry house :)

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  21. Hiki, your cherry blossom photos are just amazing! Thank you for sharing!

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  22. All your photos are really beautiful ! Elles me rappellent de très très beaux souvenirs du Japon en fleurs… Merci.

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  23. sound and looks like a perfect day!

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  24. Amazing shots = you make the sakura look even more beautiful! I was leaving this time last year after a glorious 2 weeks touring Japan and I agree with you, your country is beautiful - it certainly dragged me in and I can't wait to go back some day!

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  25. what beautiful images of spring in tokyo, i especially love no. 7 - magical:)

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  26. oh so gorgeous. and so nicely shot. I wish I could spend some time in japan! xx

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your kind words are always welcome and appreciated! arigato :)

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