Cherry Blossoms in Nikko

Nikko in spring and the cherry blossoms we just at the height of their transient beauty.
Nikko in spring and the cherry blossoms were just at the height of their transient beauty and a lucky photo for me.

A little Japonisme for a Friday.

We found ourselves in Nikko in spring and although the sakura blossomed early around Tokyo, the cooler mountain climes defied the unseasonable rush to summer to give us a wonderful display.  There in the crisp air, little hillocks of remaining snow sparkled in sunlight unencumbered by the smog of the megalopolis. A pensive zephyr tenderly caressed the flowers bursting forth from their winter prison.

We could have stayed longer had not a pack of monkeys, attracted by our steaming nikuman, terrorised the party who ran screaming to the coach for fear of catching rabies.

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