Cherry Blossoms - April 13th, 2003

(21 photos)

Shiga prefecture has some great cherry trees. Flower viewing, or "hanami" in Japanese, is very popular during this time of year, people basically just go out and picnic, under a cherry tree somewhere. We chose this nice little park.

Click on a photo to enlarge it.

SH520004_1050486888.jpg
Nobody noticed the camera except Fujita sensei. Maybe because it's cleverly disguised as my cel phone...

SH520008_1050487029.jpg
Erik love in action! Go! Go! Ultimate Frisbee!!

SH520011_1050487084.jpg
Mike and Rimiko.

SH520018_1050487108.jpg
Do Eriko and the dog look like something out of a commercial to you? This just strikes me as "sellable" for some reason... I wonder what they'd sell?

SH520014_1050487209.jpg
Chillin' out on the tarp, picnic style.

SH520013_1050487241.jpg
Minori, U-chan, Erik, Eriko, and Kari Jo.

SH520028_1050487285.jpg
Macro mode strikes again!

SH520024_1050487309.jpg
Here's that same shot from about 30 feet away.

SH520025_1050487342.jpg
Koji takes to the trees as Erik waits his turn.

SH520026_1050487369.jpg
I don't know why I liked this shot enough to put it in here, oh well...

SH520030_1050487409.jpg
One shake of the cherry tree and it's like cinematic cherry petal wintery goodness going on!


< < home

Locations of visitors to this page