Cherry Blossoms 2015

Signs of transitoriness in a rush

Kirschblüte 2015 / Cherry Blossoms 2015

Kirschblüte 2015 / Cherry Blossoms 2015

Eine deutsche Version dieses Artikels finden Sie hier.
A German version of this posting you can find here.

Even though one might feel that the years before may have brought everything there is to be offered during a cherry blossom season in Tōkyō, every new season is good for some surprises. Also this year’s cherry blossom season. It might as well make its way into the books of history as one of the hastiest. At least it felt just as sudden as it was short. Towards the end of March it almost looked like it would never come – but then it more or less exploded after a few days of summery warmth and bright sunshine. But as fast-paced as it developed and made the city drown in a pale pink ocean of blossoms, the rain and wind that followed soon after, brought the whole magic to an end after just a little more than a week. The cherry trees that blossom later will do their best, but they won’t be able to re-create that spectacle.

Hence, this year’s cherry blossom season was kind of short and intense – reason enough to share a few pictures with you. Please click on the of the miniatures to open a slideshow.

Cherry trees in full bloom at that Shinjuku Gyoen (新宿御苑 / しんじゅくぎょえん)

Splendour of the cherry tree blossoms around the Yasukuni-Shrine (靖国神社 / やすくにじんじゃ) at the Yasukuni Dōri (靖国通り / やすくにどおり) and the Uchibori Dōri (内掘通り / うちぼりどおり)

Around the Kitanomaru Kōen (北の丸公園 / きたのまるこうえん) and Chidorigafuchi (千鳥ヶ淵 / ちどりがふち)

In Sugachō (須賀町 / すがちょう) at the Suga-Jinja (須賀神社 / すがじんじゃ) – Yotsuya (四谷 / よつや)

At the Sophia University (上智大学 / じょうちだいがく) in Yotsuya (四谷 / よつや)

Snow of cherry blossoms at the end of the season at the Shinjuku Gyoen (新宿御苑 / しんじゅくぎょえん)

Shinjuku Gyoen (新宿御苑)

Shinjuku Gyoen (新宿御苑)

Shinjuku Gyoen (新宿御苑)

Shinjuku Gyoen (新宿御苑)

And much, much more about the cherry blossom season in Tōkyō you can find here:

1. Sakura Matsuri (Sumida-ku/Taitō-ku, Tōkyō) (Engl./dt.)
2. Sakura & Tsutsuji (Bilder/Pictures)
3. Shinjuku Gyoen Hanami (Engl./dt.)
4. Shinjuku Gyoen Sakura (Engl./dt.)
5. Das große Kirschblütenfinale/Cherry Blossom’s Grand Finale (Engl./dt.)
6. Yoyogi Kōen Hanami (Engl./dt.)
7. Ueno Kōen / Yanaka Sakura (Engl./dt.)
8. Megurogawa Sakura Matsuri (目黒川桜祭り) (1) (Engl./dt.)
9. Megurogawa Sakura Matsuri (目黒川桜祭り) (2) (Engl./dt.)
10. Inokashira Kōen (井の頭公園) (Engl./dt.)
11. Chidorigafuchi (千鳥ヶ淵) (Engl./dt.)
12. Chidorigafuchi Yozakura (千鳥ヶ淵・夜桜) (Bilder/Pictures)
13. Arai Yakushi (新井薬師) (Engl./dt.)
14. Nakano – (fast) ein Geheimtipp für die Kirschblüte (German version)
15. Nakano – (almost) an insider tip for cherry blossoms (English version)


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