Posts Tagged ‘blossom viewing’

All photographs taken using a Ricoh GRD2, spontaneously and without design. Advertisements

night sakura


One of the greatest pleasures of cherry blossom season is wandering around at night and finding the bunches and clusters of blossoms illuminated by artificial light. Although there are many places where this is done on purpose and the trees are spotlit and gorgeous, in other places it’s just the streetlights and fluorescents that do […]

Sometime in April (I can’t quite remember the date now) I took the train down to Okayama to meet my friend Hiromi for a stroll through Korakuen, which is rated as one of Japan’s top three stroll gardens. The last time I was there, with my friend Lea, it was pouring down rain and we […]

kyoto lanterns


Lea’s last night in Japan turned out to be really special — actually, one of the most special nights that I’ve had myself since I’ve been here. After walking through the Gion district in the dusk, the alleys turning hues of blue while red lanterns began to light up in front of storefronts, we walked […]