this is what happens in japan when the cherry trees bloom. people worship the cherry blossom. it s everywhere at this time of year. it is celebrated like a festival, with shops offering sakura flavoured everything...the image of the cherry bloom adorns everything from billboards to menus. there is even a cherry blossom forecast, counting down the days until the trees explode into life and people take pictures frantically as though it were the first time it had ever happened. at this time of year the whole of japan turns sugary pink in celebration of this sweet smelling flower that lasts just a short week.
this is in yoyogi park in tokyo. people had come out in their thousands to languish beneath the beautiful boughs...and drink...and mingle and sing and did i mention drink?... a lot.
p.s after boasting about fixing the blog it seems to have broken again i can only post via posterous not ideal!... I need the help on a nerd.