Spring Has Sprung | Sakura Matsuri Festival At Ueno Park

April’s air stirs in 
Willow-leaves…a butterfly
Floats and balances
― Matsuo BashōJapanese Haiku

Sakura Festival At Ueno Park, Tokyo

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In case you didn’t read the memo, I just moved from the calm serenity of a countryside Himeji to the overpopulated concrete jungleーTokyo. Remember my job hunting that didn’t do well last year? After receiving several job rejection e-mails, I managed to get a few job offers and that’s how I ended up moving to Tokyo back again. #RIPStudentLife

I just felt like yesterday I kicked a fuss dreading to live in Himeji, the place that I’ve never heard of. Now, I severely miss watching sakura petals falling from the tree nearby Himeji Castle while eating nasi lemak with my girls.

Anyway, the sakura season came way too fast this year because by the time I published this post all cherry blossoms have fallen and did you know that it’s freaking snowed at Tokyo in late of March.

The weather has been weird from March to April like it’ll be cold today and tomorrow the sky would be so blue and clear. When I went to Ueno Park for their annual sakura matsuri festival, thankfully the weather was just nice so I managed to snap a few shots of cherry blossoms.

Look at those blue sky.  A little info, this type of sakura is called 枝垂桜、shidare sakura.

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So many people LOL.

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The significance of the cherry blossom tree in Japanese culture goes back hundreds of years. In their country, the cherry blossom represents the fragility and the beauty of life. It’s a reminder that life is almost overwhelmingly beautiful but that it is also tragically short.

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Ueno Park at night.

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