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I was taking a walk after lunch on Thursday and found some cherry blossom trees almost in full-bloom.

There are some cherry blossom trees near my office which is located right next to the Prime Minister's Resident. I asked the policemen for permission of taking some photos. They smiled at me and said OK, as long as I don't take pics of them, I mean policemen and vehicles they use.



My office is located in the tall building behind the trees.



The building on the left is the Prime Minister's resident. Usually some policemen are on the streets guarding this building.

My colleague told me there is a very nice place for cherry blossom photo shooting. "Sakura Zaka(桜坂)", the long winding slope surrounding ANA Hotel in Akasaka.
I went there after work.
Some people at work were having BBQ party and cherry blossom viewing on that day, but I didn't join them because I don't like drinking pary.
Actually Tokyo is famous for a lot of slopes and Tokyo is not flat at all.



Aren't they beautiful?
People were taking walk or taking pics of cherry blossoms. I walked for more than 30 mins and enjoyed taking pics of Yozakura(夜桜)- cherry blossoms at night in the dark.

Yeah, I do love Hanami(cherry blossom viewing) without drinking!

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toriru4ever
Mar. 29th, 2008 01:44 pm (UTC)
sooo pretty!!! *__*
umineko2007
Mar. 30th, 2008 12:46 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
It's nice that we could still enjoy the little nature in the middle of concrete jungle like Tokyo.
kritiker20xx
Mar. 30th, 2008 12:09 pm (UTC)
Oh, what beautiful cherry blossoms. Soft white-pink petals floating about with the breeze.
A shame though that when people go hanami, some get blind drunk and well... 'tis not a pretty sight, as I've seen.
umineko2007
Mar. 30th, 2008 12:52 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
I could do Hanami just in time.
Hanami means "drinking party" to some people in Japan...
they just love drinking, that's all.
I'm glad I could really enjoy beautiful cherry blossoms.

By the way, I love your icon! It's beautiful.
suzaku18
Mar. 31st, 2008 05:09 am (UTC)
oh wow. O-O

i especially like the third to the last picture. it's like a mix of industrialization and nature. xD

spring's here~
umineko2007
Apr. 5th, 2008 09:24 am (UTC)
Thanks!
Almost everyone loves cherry blossoms here.
I really enjoyed taking pics.
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