Ueno Park–yumyumcherry blossoms

Cherry tree in bloom at Ueno Park

They say timing is everything, and in our case, this Japan trip proved the case. Warmer than anticipated, the Japanese forecast for the Sakura (J-speak) was due mid-April, but we were treated to a truly beautiful natural (and NATIONAL) spectacle on March 26.

Cotton Candy at the Ueno Sakura Festival

Ueno Park, a bit down on its luck in recent years–so the Natives disclose–was the site of a wonderful celebration of the blossoms….cotton candy (pinku-of course) and all.

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