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Tokyo crowds revel as cherry blossoms reach full bloom

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While the agency attributes this year's tardy blooms to cold weather, it has raised the alarm that climate change is making the delicate petals appear sooner in the long term.

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Nature doesn’t keep a timetable for human expectations and that is not alarming…

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people in japan stir into life when the sakura bloom. the long cameras come out. ideas become heightened: of love, lust, music, food, plans, etc.

Best cherry blossoms in the world !!!...

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"Cherry blossoms are so symbolic and make everything around you feel joyful and beautiful,"

I agree, it's a wonderful time to be in Japan, also many other places around the world where Japan has gifted cherry trees, and anywhere else cherry tress blossom.

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Yesterday, I was walking through Kokyu Gaien National Garden, located between Tokyo Station and the Imperial Palace, and those blossoms were still mostly in the bud. Not surprising, because Tokyo’s had so little sunshine over the past week.

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@Tom Selleck

Lust??? Lol!!!

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Somei Yoshino blossoms are unattractive pale white in today’s overcast. It is an over planted variety of cherry.

@Magnum P.I.

Lust…yes, a few petals fall on the hair of girl you’re sitting with underneath a cherry tree in a park. You reach over to pick the petals from her hair. The light first touch on the head will set off hormones and trigger the lust in her.

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“The light first touch on the head will set off hormones and trigger”….. big trouble for touching her, police, court and ¥¥¥¥.

Better to keep your hands to yourself

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Lust…yes, a few petals fall on the hair of girl you’re sitting with underneath a cherry tree in a park. You reach over to pick the petals from her hair. The light first touch on the head will set off hormones and trigger the lust in her.

Lol. Whut?

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Best cherry blossoms in the world !!!...

The city I live in has cherry blossoms all over it, and there are some extremely beautiful neighborhoods.

But to be fair, Japan just has them everywhere.

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@quercetum

Go for it!

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The city I live in has cherry blossoms all over it, and there are some extremely beautiful neighborhoods.

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Which ‘city’ is that then?

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Which ‘city’ is that then?

Just outside Vancouver.

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I have always liked this season in Japan. It reminds me a bit of Christmas back home in that the atmosphere and peoples mood seems to change. People admire the blossoms around town and seem a bit more lighthearted and happier than usual. Let's just hope the weather will be good this weekend.

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The city I live in has cherry blossoms all over it, and there are some extremely beautiful neighborhoods.

Sounds like a great place to reside. Thanks for sharing.

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The city I live in has cherry blossoms all over it, and there are some extremely beautiful neighborhoods.

Sounds like a great place to reside. Thanks for sharing

Very true.

Canada is an extremely beautiful country. I had the pleasure of seeing more of it recently.

Fabulous place.

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Yesterday coming back from a shopping trip we drove on a riverside road lined with thousands of cherry trees in blossom. I wanted to get the blue plastic out and sit on the bus floor with an onigiri or something.

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Canada is an extremely beautiful country. I had the pleasure of seeing more of it recently.

Fabulous place.

I look up at the mountains every day and am blown away at the stark beauty here. And it seems to extend in hundreds of kilometers in each direction I've traveled.

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They make me tingle inside. Best time of the year.

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Those are not “cherry blossoms.”

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Why are we looking at the average start date since 1953? That seems very arbitrary. Why not from 1853 or 1153?

You already quoted the reason, "the joint earliest date on record". Perhaps that is when records began?

I have lived in Japan for 30 years, and Sakuras usually blossom the same every year, I even have photographic evidence.

No they do not. It's staggering to think that having lived here for 30 years you haven't noticed it.

I remember in my high school they taught us we were just coming out of an ice and are still coming out of it. What happened to that “science?”

That "science" is still valid. Why would you think that it isn't?

Overall, your post is one of the dimmest I've ever read here.

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Just a bunch of people enjoying the simple pleasure of enjoying the blossoms.

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