Ohanami

Ohanami or Hanami stands for flower viewing. (The is meant to be respectful, hana means flower, and mimas is the verb to see.)

On our walk to Falulu, the road to the bridge that crosses the Shinkawa River is lined with Sakura trees.

On our walk to Falulu, the road to the bridge that crosses the Shinkawa River is lined with Sakura trees.

002There is a transient nature to these trees. Their blooms last for barely a week before they begin to fall to the ground. They are meant to represent new beginnings as springs normally do across the world. I’ll be sad when they are gone, but I will also be happy they were there; I will be happy that I could see and record their beauty.
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Jenny, Jenny, and I went on a picnic under the sakura no ki or Cherry Blossom (sakura) Trees (ki) on the banks of our local Shinkawa River.

As you walk across the bridge that spans the Shinkawa River, you are level or above the Sakura trees.

As you walk across the bridge that spans the Shinkawa River, you are level or above the Sakura trees.

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She's so pretty! Jenny on the bridge above Shinkawa River.

She’s so pretty! Jenny on the bridge above Shinkawa River.

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This reminds me of a Japanese winter.

This reminds me of a Japanese winter.

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The blooms colors very from white to bright pink depending on the type of Sakura tree. One type of cherry blossom tree is the shidarezakura, or weeping cherry, and has branches like a weeping willow that flower in a pink shade.

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We bought a bunch of food at our local mall, Falulu.

Thank you Falulu!

Thank you Falulu!

Jenny looks so graceful. She a beautiful woman.

Jenny looks so graceful. She a beautiful woman.

Pouty face

Pouty face

My Jennys

My Jennys

"What...did you say to me?"

“What…did you say to me?”

Beautiful girl.

Beautiful girl.

Imp

Imp

Then Jenny took a million pictures of Jenny and I!

Jenny and I hangin around.

Jenny and I hangin around.

Jenny feeling superior.

Jenny feeling superior.

Buddies!

Buddies!

BAZZINGA!

BAZZINGA!

"What's that?!"

“What’s that?!”

Jenny surprised me by grabbing me for this picture!

Jenny surprised me by grabbing me for this picture!

I finally relaxed

I finally relaxed

OUR FACES!

OUR FACES!

Aren’t we cute!

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FIGHT!

FIGHT!

My Japanese pose.

My Japanese pose.

SEXY SUGIRU!! (Too sexy)

SEXY SUGIRU!! (Too sexy)

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This is a big part of the months of March and April, Japan’s spring time. Families are out picnicing; groups of people are drinking and carousing. Some people even take naps in the fuzzy, green grass, while girls in kimono get their pictures taken as the sakura rise above and behind them.

Nabbed from Wikipedia

Nabbed from Wikipedia

2 thoughts on “Ohanami

  1. So pretty! There are a bunch of cherry trees here in northern Virginia and DC that are in bloom now as well. They were a gift from Japan to the US government and have spread all over, but I think of you when I see them!

    Hope all is well. Sorry I haven’t been in touch lately. It’s been a chaotic month. I’ll try and send an update soon, but hopefully you’ll forgive me anyway!

    • Girl!!! You know it!! Can’t wait to hear from you but you know I’m not stressed! I know you’ll write me. I got trust here! 🙂

      You think of me?! When you look at something that beautiful!! E is feeling very honored!

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