I cycled down to the Nakagawa and can confirm that the sakura are, indeed, starting to bloom. Just a very few so far. I believe the prediction is for full bloom about 10 days from now.
Taken from the 10th floor of Create Hall in Hachioji.
After returning on the midnight bus from New York. And a photo of South Station at 4:30 am.
I can’t believe how warm it is considering that it’s November.