April 15, 2010

The Last Of Them


This is the cherry blossom of the Weeping Cherry Tree, which we call 'Shidare-zakura.' They were in full bloom last weekend.

There are 119 Shidare-zakura trees stand alongside Sunagawabori, which I learned is actually the city sewer. Hmmm. But there are beautiful Shidare-zakura on both sides for over 500 meters.

9 comments:

Tall Gary said...

You have quite a knack for taking attractive flower photos, Kaori. I think a a number of your photos (not just flowers) would make good Zazzle notecards and such.

By the way, I tried to look up Sunagawabori. My Japanese quite honestly sucks, but I get a better image in my mind if instead of a “sewer” I think of it as a storm drainage canal (a section of which has been converted to the like of a stream for recreational purposes).

The word “sewer” brings to mind something not always pleasant smelling, like this.

Leif Hagen said...

As the cheery blossoms fade, so do the parties of sake drinking friends under the cherry trees! Zannen desu ne! Off to a new party location, right?!

tapirgal said...

They really are beautiful. Ours are just losing their blossoms now, too. Another week and I expect they'll be gone :(

Mo said...

Cherry blossom is the prettiest of all blossoms. Great pictures

VP said...

A real tunnel of flowers, gorgeous!

Lois said...

They are so beautiful! I am a little sad to see them go.

Kaori said...

Tall Gary, no wonder Sunagawabori (砂川堀) didn't smell at all! Yes, I think you're right!

Leif, the cherry blossom season may be over but we always have the next Matsuri to look forward too! And you know we have plenty of those :)

Tapirgal, they fade so soon, don't you think? But I guess that adds to the beauty of blossoms :)

Mo, I quite agree!

VP, thank you! I stole the angle from a man with a huge Nikon camera :)

Lois, I am too! But we actually had a couple of weeks to enjoy it this year. Already looking forward to next year :)

arabesque said...

oh! if only we have that here. :(
it's really beautiful, beyond words. ^0^

Babzy said...

great serie of flowers !!

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