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Cherry blossom season officially begins in Tokyo

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It is good to hear Nature at its best for a Change.

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Excellent. Thought I was going to miss my last cherry blossoms this year but they are blooming just in time. I will ring in my 40th under an umbrella of pink next week!

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Cherry blossoms yeah. Although I have to say the forecasts I saw not even a week ago were wrong and now it looks like they will be in full bloom next weekend.

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Spring is the best season in Japan.

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'Seen no blooms yet, but I heard the first uguisu song, today.

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NIHON ikitai desuyo,

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The one week a year that I miss Japan. Kudanshita and Aoyama Cemetery were always my fiance and my favorite places to view the cherry blossoms.

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yep cant wait to squeeze under a tree with 50 other half drunk people frantically fanning those charcoal smoke boxes they call barbeques. give me a proper man sized gas barbeque with rotating spit, beside the swimming pool. or even a day at a clean white sand beach without any people or rubbish to accompany me and my family and no stress at finding a car park. Unfortunaley most Japanese can never experience these simple pleasures where they live, if they could they probably wouldnt get so excited about cherry blossom season.

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I love it when they bloom on a Monday and have shed there flowers by Friday. LOL

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Rain Showers to Welcome Sakura on Monday, 18th March, 2013 !

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wtfjapanMar. 17, 2013 - 11:58AM JST

I love it when they bloom on a Monday and have shed there flowers by Friday. LOL

The same here.............

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So what? This happens every year. This must be the time company newcomers fear the most as they have to sit on blue tarp a whole damn day to "claim" their comapnies' spot until all the senpai arrive.

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@Knox - but but but the newcomers haven't started yet. Who do they get to do the deed?

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sillygirl,

Why, last year's newbies, of course.

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Knox: X-mas, Halloween, Easter, Thanksgiving and your birthday happen every year too! What is wrong celebrating spring under a wonderful cherry tree? Why being so nasty with this tradition? I am not an unconditional fan of Japan but I love this one.

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Open Minded,

You are absolutely right. I couldn't care less about Easter, Halloween or Thanksgiving. We are not all Yanks, you know. There's nothing really wrong with sitting on blue tarp and drinking beer-type drinks. I just think it's overrated.

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Nice and windy, perfect day for hanami.

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Not all people sit under the trees and get drunk ( nothing wrong with that as far as I can see ). Some just go for a walk and enjoy the scene. If you live in a grey/brown Tokyo satellite town like me, any splash of colour is welcome.

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Here is spring! Have fun and eNjOy the hanami!

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