Himeji In Spring

Every year in spring, my friends and I would go hanami, basically watching sakura and eating food brought from home. We change our hanami spots regularly because there are so many gorgeous places in Himeji to watch Sakura.

Don’t you believe me?

Let the pictures do the talking aye.
himeji spring sakura photos

himeji spring sakura photos

What a strange thing!
to be alive
beneath cherry blossoms.
Kobayashi Issa, Poems

himeji spring sakura photos

It is a very beautiful day. The woman looks around and thinks: ‘there cannot ever have been a spring more beautiful than this. I did not know until now that clouds could be like this. I did not know that the sky is the sea and that clouds are the souls of happy ships, sunk long ago. I did not know that the wind could be tender, like hands as they caress – what did I know – until now?
Unica Zürn

himeji spring sakura photos

Always it’s Spring and everyone’s in love and flowers pick themselves.
E.E. Cummings, 100 Selected Poems

himeji spring sakura photos

And the Spring arose on the garden fair,
Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere;
And each flower and herb on Earth’s dark breast
Rose from the dreams of its wintry rest.
Percy Bysshe Shelley, The Complete Poems

himeji spring sakura photos

Spring drew on…and a greenness grew over those brown beds, which, freshening daily, suggested the thought that Hope traversed them at night, and left each morning brighter traces of her steps.
Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

himeji spring sakura photos

The blossoms seem unusually lovely this year. There were none of the scarlet-and-white-striped curtains that are set up among the blossoming trees so invariably that one has to come to think of them as the attire of cherry blossoms; there were no bustling tea-stalls, no holiday crowds of flower-viewers, no one hawking balloons and toy windmills; instead there were only the cherry trees blossoming undisturbed among the evergreens, making one feel as though he were seeing the naked bodies of the blossoms. Nature’s free bounty and useless extravagance had never appeared so fantastically beautiful as it did this spring. I had an uncomfortable suspicion that Nature had come to reconquer the earth for herself.
Yukio Mishima, Confessions of a Mask

himeji spring sakura photos

In the garden, birds sing, bees hum and the flowers and butterflies bewitch me. Every bug and beetle, petal and leaf grants peace to me in the present moment. As I tread upon emerald blades that gently sway below crystal skies, the garden unveils to me the philosophy of life.
Amelia Dashwood



  1. You’re one of my idol kak Rasya! One day I’ll be in Japan to proceed my study like you too! Amin…heheee I love Sakura! I really adore you TBH 😛 xDDD

  2. I didn’t have any specific life goals or anything but I have watched enough anime to know that I need to drINK GREEN TEA UNDER FULL BLOSSOMED SAKURA.

  3. wauu, very beautiful panorama. It relieves some stress when looking them. Hopefully someday has chance to go Japan, InsyaAllah, 🙂

  4. Oh dear … cantiknyaaaaaa bunga sakura . This year Nadia tak dapat visit either Japan / Korea / UK for spring .

    But, might be I will visiting Japan in autumn Insyaallah .

    Ada rezeki boleh jumpa rasya. Rasya stay Japan area mana ? =)

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