Hanami season, coming as it does on the cusp of spring and winter, is known for its highly changeable weather. This year featured a fair amount of wind, rain, and some cold weather on the weekends. But we were glad to see that the grim weather didn’t keep you from taking out your cameras and catching some shots of the cherry blossoms in full bloom.
Here is our compilation of the shots that you sent in, as well as our picks from some of the best shots we saw on Instagram this season. Thanks for sending in your pictures, and we’ll look forward to seeing you next year!
Hanami Shots from Our Readers
Sakura and Sumida Skyline
Sakura join the skyline along with two of the most iconic buildings of Eastern Tokyo: the Asahi Building and Tokyo Skytree
Bonjour de Kobe
From a reader down in Kobe who goes by the name Emanuel du Japon
Closeup on cherry blossoms, by Sumida River (by Anastasia Rothkopf)
Sumida and Kimono
It was still a little early two weeks ago by the Sumida River, but reader Anatasia Rothkopf caught a great shot of two lovely young women in kimono, out for a stroll