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Friday, 10 April 2015

Sakura 2015: Fukuoka Castle and Huis Ten Bosch

Because I came back to Japan relatively late, I thought I'd have missed the sakura. And I did, well, most of it. When I came back, the sakura were basically more-or-less fallen, although one or two trees were still in bloom.

Like this. 
 I'm just glad I made it back for any sakura, to be honest. So, without any further ado, here are pictures of the sakura I managed to capture these last two days.

Another one from outside my house. 
Fukuoka Castle
Most of the sakura pictures basically came from this one tree. I don't know if it was a late bloomer or just extraordinary tenacious, but it's now my favourite tree in the whole place. Assuming, that is, that I can find it again next year.

I wonder, what colour sakura do you like? I see pink and I see white, and I like both, though pink is more striking when viewed from a distance.

Here's a shot you might recognise - I probably took a similar one last year.

This year, though, I was bring a friend around, so he snapped some shots for me. Thanks James!

Huis Ten Bosch - Lawn Sakura  (芝桜)
For Huis Ten Bosch, I didn't really take photos of sakura, which had all fallen. Instead, I took photos of the lawn sakura, or more accurately, the Phlox Subulata. I guess it gets its name from the fact that it looks like sakura has fallen all over the grass. It's a really pretty sight!

The one at Huis Ten Bosch basically goes under the flying fox ride - imagine "flying" across this!

I actually thought something went wrong with my photo, then I realise the flower patch stopped in a nice straight line. 
Phone photo, with Dom Toren and the Ferries Wheel in the background. 
I actually have a few more photos, including close-ups, but they're not ready to share yet. I will, though, once they're done. Probably to Google+ and/or 500px.

And speaking of Huis Ten Bosch, they've got a new attraction that KPop fans may love. I'll be talking about that next.

More Sakura Pictures!

2012 Photos (in Tokyo)
2014: Hakozaki Campus
2014: Muromi
2014: Fukuoka Castle (Day)
2014: Fukuoka Castle (Night)

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