Cherry Blossom Viewing In Kobe Japan

Spring is in the air and the cherry blossoms are beginning to bloom. That meant that we had to go out for cherry blossom viewing and none of this casually walking around viewing – my wife wanted to get dressed in her best spring kimono (with cherry blossom obi) to go out and view them. So today we took off at 4:00pm and did the rounds – here are a few photos from the trip:

Before we even left to get to the cherry blossoms, I had to take photos of the kimono:

Cherry Blossom Kimono

Cherry Blossom Kimono

Cherry Blossom Kimono

Cherry Blossom Kimono

Cherry Blossom Kimono

We arrived to view the cherry blossoms with still a bit of daylight left outside:

Cherry Blossom Trees In Kobe Japan

Cherry Blossom Trees In Kobe Japan

but before long the sun started to go down:

Cherry Blossom Trees In Kobe Japan at dusk

Before it got completely dark I had to get at least one close-up

Cherry Blossom Trees In Kobe Japan close-up

And as dusk turned to da

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7 Responses to Cherry Blossom Viewing In Kobe Japan

  1. ~Dawn says:

    How beautiful! Both of them.

  2. College Graduate says:

    I am anxiously awaiting their blooming in Sendai!

    –CollegeGrad

  3. Jim says:

    Your wife in her spring Kimono, are more beautiful than all the blossoms in Japan, a really wonderful tradition long may it last much joy to you both. Jim

  4. Ken says:

    Thank you for the photos of the lovely blossoms.
    And of the gorgeous kimono.
    What a beautiful lady your wife is!

  5. Marissa says:

    Lovely!
    ….did you know that El Salvador has sent some Maquilishuat trees to Japan? Maquilishuat is our national tree: in the summer, it loses all its leaves and blooms…beautiful pink flowers!…so, perhaps someday people in Japan will make summer trips to see the Maquilishuats!

  6. Zen says:

    Thanks for sharing the pictures. I got there & left too early this year to see them in full bloom. Ours in S.F. do not compare!

    Arigato Gozaimashita

  7. anne says:

    Thank you for the beautiful photos.
    (Your wife is a very elegant lady!)

    The Rotterdam Kunsthal (in Holland) has a wonderful exhibition: Silk Stories: Taisho kimono 1900-1940.
    which I visited two days ago. I was very, very moved.
    Japan has been (and is) a source of inspiration for me: writing Haiku is consoling… always.

    Anne

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