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Plum blossoms

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Plum blossoms are in full bloom at Ome on the outskirts of Tokyo.

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Simply gorgeous!

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Extremely beautiful picture but my pictures taken there are more beautiful :)

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PS but why so few people cmlimbing the stairs to view the plums?

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why so few people

I counted four.... looks a bit crowded to me.

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ume > sakura

Blasphemy, I know, but the plums make me a lot happier, since by the time the cherries bloom it's warm. The plums bring me out of the winter funk.

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Plums smell better too. Okay bye.

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gorgeous! this is what we could called 'pic of the day'....:)

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I love how the different shades of pink blend and compliment their colors and create a harmony (or symphony) of soft colorful spring pink tapestry. I think such pictures should be accompanied by a beautiful melody. it is time JT offers pictures with a music link.

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this is amazing! need to get my slr out there. i think i can render some nice hdr shots from this scenery. Where exactly was this taken?

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Wow!

I agree with you, shugotokumaru, for all the reasons you gave. Wish we had ume in NZ (well, you can buy the trees wholesale, but you have to buy at least 10 and we haven't room for an orchard....)

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Simply gorgeous!

Take a country of boring people, show them a flower, watch how excited they get. Sure they are nice to look at but I don't see what all the big fuss is.

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Take a country of boring people, show them a flower, watch how excited they get. Sure they are nice to look at but I don't see what all the big fuss is.

Yeah, there are lots of things you don't see.

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Gorgeous blaze of spring color. As a step climber, the stairs look pretty nice, too.

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also the cedar in the foreground looks very nice too

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All these trees came from China, but so they would have something original, they decided to look at the flowers.

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Very prerty! But, it doesn't change anything. Blooming season is just an excuse to get drunk in a park.

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Very beautiful, sorta pastel tone to it - picture is a keeper!

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It does look like some kind of classical Chinese landscape painting. Very Asian. Good job, Mr. MacDonald. I'm lovin' it!

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This picture makes me, pardon the pun, plum crazy.

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Wish I was there, then go up and down all those stairs five or ten times. Beautiful spring color will make hard work become joyful activity.Nice.

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Wow! I want this as a jigsaw puzzle! Do you have it in high res, Mr. M? Anyone know a company that will convert photos to a proper 1000 (or more) piece puzzle?

Fabulous array of colours and textures, but it is the structure that really makes it. Noripinhead, I fully agree: classical chinese landscape painting. Perhaps the paler colored blossoms in front, help to add to that fore and background in equal detail effect. The random looking stairs just stringing in and out of the shot really pin it.

Does JapanToday now own the rights to this photo?

Moderator: The photographer owns the rights.

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Great picture.

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http://www.jigsawpuzzlefactory.com/

These folks will turn your favorite photo into a 1,000 piece jigsaw puzzle. It's up to you to negotiate with the photographer though, I'd imagine.

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I wonder why there aren't more people climbing those stairs? Blooming nice view.

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God! I would give a lot to be there. I miss Japan with my whole heart!!! In Moscow it it windy and snowy, 6 month winter-is very hard to bear!

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Nice picture, Hanami is coming. I can almost make out the shapes of the "sarary-men" and "OL"s in a dis-shevelled and comatose state under those blossoms. I will be photographing this stuff in a couple weeks in Northern Honshu.

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loveusa

thats a pine not a cedar

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Beautiful picture! Well done, David MacDonald. Does the photographer sell his work?

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Thank you, Sk4ek. JT, is there a way to contact the photographer? (His name is unfortunately common - not easy to find via google.)

Moderator: You may send a message via the editor at editor@japantoday.com

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loveusa thats a pine not a cedar

yes, thanks, my bad. Are pines source of kafunsho as cedars are?

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wow tokyo is very beutifull and pretty with flower or hanami.

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