It is Sakura season here in Japan (less of a season actually, more like a short two week window) and the flowers are IN FULL BLOOM. I have been on the verge of tears many times because they are just SO BEAUTIFUL.
I am convinced Sakura trees are God's gift to Japan.
When my Dad was here we went to Shinjuku-Gyoen National Park to check out the early blooming trees (he was lucky to catch some at the end of March) and these pics are from that day. I returned to Shinjuku-gyoen this past weekend and got a few more shots on my phone...but these pics were all from my camera when I was there with my dad.
THIS TREE. OH MY WORD.
GAHHH! HOW IS THIS REAL? GOD YOU'RE TOO GOOD.
Needless to say, I am now fully on the sakura-printed-everything band wagon and am not ashamed one bit.
SPRING IS UPON US.
JAPAN IS BEAUTIFUL.
GOD IS GOOD.