Cherry blossoms at Shinjuku Gyoen - 2017
Yesterday I posted pictures about my visit to Chidorigafuchi, but on the same day I also went to Shinjuku Gyoen. Unfortunately, after getting home late from work, 11 pm, I only had time to do one article, so here is the second. Probably Shinjuku Gyoen was the pick of the two and in all honesty, I’ve always been a huge fan of it. It really is one of my favourite parks in Tokyo.
The trees, in my opinion, were probably a touch better than those at Chidorigafuchi, but that could be debated I guess. I love going there anyway, as to shoot the skyscrapers in Nishi-Shinjuku which pop up behind the trees is always great, a sight I never tire of.
Once again though, the trees weren’t quite at their best, but getting closer. The people that were there, seemed to enjoy them though. Shinjuku Gyoen has about 1500 cherry blossoms so there are more than enough for everyone to enjoy.
Which has lead me to think about something over the last few years. Each to their own, I know and accept, but why is hanami so important here? It seems that just having a party under the trees and drinking with friends seems to be more important recently. A great many people never seem to have a good look at the trees and admire the flowers, just give them a cursory glance and then return to their friends, food and drink. Maybe, it is just me overthinking in my old age? I don’t know, but it is what I see at many places. Inokashira park, Ueno park and other places where drinking and picnics are allowed, are the same.
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- Apr 11, 2017 Cherry blossoms on the Kanda river - 2017 Apr 11, 2017
- Apr 6, 2017 Cherry blossoms at Inokashira park - 2017 Apr 6, 2017
- Apr 5, 2017 Cherry blossoms at Aoyama cemetery - 2017 Apr 5, 2017
- Apr 4, 2017 Cherry blossoms at Shinjuku Gyoen - 2017 Apr 4, 2017
- Apr 3, 2017 Cherry blossoms at Chidorigafuchi - 2017 Apr 3, 2017
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- Jan 13, 2017 Tokyo Auto Salon 2017 - it's all about cars and girls Jan 13, 2017
- Jan 1, 2017 New Year's Day in Tokyo -2017 Jan 1, 2017
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