According to NHK, the sakura are now in full bloom in Tokyo. I’m not sure that’s completely true in my neighborhood, but most of the cherry trees are in bloom. And it was beautiful weather during this afternoon’s walk.
The start of another day. Sakura are getting close to full bloom. Pao just cares about the stick he found
There’s a long, narrow park I go though when walking home from Shinkoiwa Station. The cherry blossoms are not quite in full bloom, but they are pretty much there. This was late afternoon, on my way home from my weekly volunteer class in Hachioji.
And tomorrow morning we learn the new era name which will come into effect on May first, after the current Emperor abdicates, ending the Heisei Era.
Most cherry blossoms are not predicted to bloom until March 22nd though. The earliest on record. Every year they bloom earlier and earlier. When I first came to Japan they didn’t bloom until the first week of April.