Raining Blossoms

The raining cherry blossoms are one of the nicest parts of spring.

Cherry Blossom Blizzard

Called either hana fubuki—flower blizzard/shower—or, more specifically, sakura fubuki—cherry blossom blizzard/shower, this is the part of the cherry blossoms that many people enjoy the most, when after about a week or two, the wind starts blowing all the blossoms from the trees in big gusts, making it seem as if it is raining cherry blossom petals.

Daily Photo: Raining Blossoms

It’s hard to capture this event in a single photo. You really have to see it in person to experience the full thing. But maybe this will give an idea. I caught this scene at a local temple. I intended to return again before the season was over and try again, but a fussy child ruined that idea. Oh well—next year, eh?

A cherry blossom shower pictured

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