When April comes, cherry blossoms begin to bloom here and there. In April of this year, we were having one cold day after another, but the cherry blossoms were finally in full bloom in the second week. Cherry blossoms in Osaka City and the riverbed of Mukogawa River are shown below.
First, the cherry blossoms in the Tenmabashi area in Osaka City. The following cherry blossoms are those planted along Okawa River at Tenmabashi Station on the Subway Tanimachi Line. Only a thrid of the flowers had blossomed, but those were getting a lot of sunshine and were in full bloom.
Along the Okawa River, cherry blossom viewing from a water-bus (boat) is popular in this season.
The following cherry blossoms are in a small park, “Kitaoe Park,” which is near the Okawa River and around which many condominiums are stood. There were many neighbors with their children in the park.
The cherry blossoms are those in a wider park, “Nakaoe Park,” which is also near the Okawa River. This park was also crowded with local families with their children.
Under the cherry trees, many small flowers other than the cherry blossom, such as violets, grape hyacinth and Tulips, were blooming.
Next, I went to an open space named “Nakanoshima Shiki no Oka,” placed at the west side of “Daibiru” in Nakanoshima, Osaka City. In the underground of this open space in the business district, a parking lot and heat supply facilities are built.
In addition to the cherry blossom, there were other flowers such as magnolia and violets.
Look at the bird on the cherry tree enjoying the nectar from the flower. There were so many birds there, and all of them sucked the nectar as hard as possible.
The time when I took the pictures, the stage of full bloom of cherry blossoms pasted, and the petals were falling like a rain shower.
Various kinds of birds gathered on the riverbed of the Mukogawa River. You can see “Rokko mountains” and “Kabutoyama” across the river.
In this place, in the past, there was a “Watashiba” at which travelers used a boat or a person (riding on the person’s shoulder) to cross the Mukogawa River during the Edo Period, because there were no bridges at that time.
Various flowers in addition to the cherry blossom also bloomed in the riverbed of the Mukogawa River.