Thursday, March 22, 2018

Spring comes to Tokyo with first cherry blossoms

Source Website: http://www.asiaone.com/asia/spring-comes-tokyo-first-cherry-blossoms
By AFP, Asiaone, 17 March 2018


Spring officially arrived in Tokyo as Japan's weather agency declared the start of the cherry blossom season, prompting viewers to party under the trees with cherry-related items flooding the capital.
PHOTO: Spring officially arrived in Tokyo as Japan's weather agency declared the start of the cherry blossom season, prompting viewers to party under the trees with cherry-related items flooding the capital.
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TOKYO - Spring officially arrived in Tokyo on Saturday (March 17) as Japan's weather agency declared the start of the cherry blossom season, prompting viewers to party under the trees with cherry-related items flooding the capital.

Forecasters watching trees at Yasukuni Shrine said the city's first blossoms had appeared, marking the beginning of two weeks in which Tokyo's parks, temple grounds, schools and streets will explode in pinks and whites.



Forecasters watching trees at Yasukuni Shrine said the city's first blossoms had appeared, marking the beginning of two weeks in which Tokyo's parks, temple grounds, schools and streets will explode in pinks and whites.
PHOTO: Forecasters watching trees at Yasukuni Shrine said the city's first blossoms had appeared, marking the beginning of two weeks in which Tokyo's parks, temple grounds, schools and streets will explode in pinks and whites.
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The meteorological agency said this year's first blossoms appeared nine days earlier than average.

"Warm temperatures in late February and early March hastened the growth of buds," an agency official told reporters to the cheers of visitors at the shrine in central Tokyo.



Warm temperatures in late February and early March hastened the growth of buds.
PHOTO: Warm temperatures in late February and early March hastened the growth of buds.
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The story hit the headlines with Jiji Press reporting it as breaking news, while weather forecast companies compete to give the most accurate prediction on major cities' first blossoms.

Trees in Tokyo will be in full bloom in about a week's time, turning parks into huge picnic areas where friends, family and colleagues gather for sometimes raucous, alcohol-fuelled celebrations that can last for hours.



Trees in Tokyo will be in full bloom in about a week's time, turning parks into huge picnic areas where friends, family and colleagues gather for sometimes raucous, alcohol-fuelled celebrations that can last for hours.
PHOTO: Trees in Tokyo will be in full bloom in about a week's time, turning parks into huge picnic areas where friends, family and colleagues gather for sometimes raucous, alcohol-fuelled celebrations that can last for hours.
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Tokyo's parks, temple grounds, schools and streets will explode in pinks and whites. Huge picnic areas where friends, family and colleagues gather to celebrate.
PHOTO: Love underneath the cherry blossom trees
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Restaurants scrambled to offer special delicacies inspired by cherry blossoms, while beverage firms have launched seasonal soft drinks and beer whose packages feature the blossom.

Cafeterias and bars are serving cherry-flavoured sweets and cocktails.

Trees in several western cities are already in bloom, while the north will see flowers as late as May.



Restaurants scrambled to offer special delicacies inspired by cherry blossoms, while beverage firms have launched seasonal soft drinks and beer whose packages feature the blossom.
PHOTO: Restaurants scrambled to offer special delicacies inspired by cherry blossoms, while beverage firms have launched seasonal soft drinks and beer whose packages feature the blossom.
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Life is a beautiful thing
PHOTO: "Life is a beautiful thing," says Carolina Prip, also known as Preappy (Preppy), as she was called in her childhood. The lens of Carolina will get everything that she sees around her, this whole beautiful world full of unexpected and colorful moments.
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 Japanese kimono inspired by cherry blossoms

PHOTO: Japanese kimono inspired by cherry blossoms
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Jessica Nigri - cosplay Morigan Yukata
PHOTO: Jessica Nigri - cosplay Morigan Yukata
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Jessica Nigri - Cosplay Morigan Yukata
PHOTO: Jessica Nigri - Cosplay Morigan Yukata
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Jessica Nigri - Cosplay Morigan Yukata
PHOTO: Jessica Nigri - Cosplay Morigan Yukata
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The Yukata is a casual light cotton kimono for wearing in summer. Japanese women can, with some practice, put this kimono on unassisted.
PHOTO: The Yukata is a casual light cotton kimono for wearing in summer. Japanese women can, with some practice, put this kimono on unassisted.
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Yukata design make use of cool feeling fiber with excellent heat dissipation effect and smooth texture.
PHOTO: Yukata design make use of cool feeling fiber with excellent heat dissipation effect and smooth texture.
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 Aya Kiguchi, 木口亜矢 - Sexy Yukata
PHOTO: Aya Kiguchi, 木口亜矢 - Sexy Yukata
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Aya Kiguchi - Sexy Yukata
PHOTO: Aya Kiguchi, 木口亜矢 - Sexy Yukata
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Aya Kiguchi - Sexy Yukata
PHOTO: Aya Kiguchi, 木口亜矢 - Sexy Yukata
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apanese ladies in traditional kimonos throughout Kyoto is not uncommon. Their kimonos reflected the colours of the cherry blossoms and they often had pictures taken of themselves with the blossoming trees.
PHOTO: Japanese ladies in traditional kimonos throughout Kyoto is not uncommon. Their kimonos reflected the colours of the cherry blossoms and they often had pictures taken of themselves with the blossoming trees.
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By AFP, Asiaone, 17 March 2018



Reference
[1] AFP, Spring comes to Tokyo with first cherry blossoms, posted on 17 March 2018, http://www.asiaone.com/asia/spring-comes-tokyo-first-cherry-blossoms