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“Occupy Maruyama Park”: The First Flush of Sakura in Kyoto

Written on April 1, 2012

News flash!  The cherry trees have just started blossoming within the city of Kyoto.  Above is a photo taken in Gion, but those below were shot today at Maruyama Park.   It’s been really cold in Kyoto, so these cherry blossoms were late in coming.
These sakura revelers sitting on tarps in Maruyama Park, above, looked a lot like the Occupy Wall Street groups–they’re just hanging out under the budding cherry trees, enjoying themselves, see the photo below for a better idea of how they’re going about enjoying themselves.

It’s good to know the sakura are now starting to bloom: people here were kind of worried about the lack of blossoms as they should been going strong by now.  And as a lot of foreign tourists are now arriving, it would be a shame for them not to see the luscious and delicate beauty of sakura in full bloom.  Lucky for them, they will.

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  1. Comment by paula253:

    Best title. ever.

    April 1, 2012 @ 12:55 pm

  2. Comment by Mary Robertson:

    How lovely!

    April 2, 2012 @ 9:35 pm

  3. Comment by Lynda:

    Good grief, why would you ruin all of this beauty with the vulgar anti-capitalist anarchy from the “Occupy” movement? You do these people and your blog such a disservice.

    May 3, 2012 @ 6:53 am