Cherry blossoms (Somei Yoshino) usually begin blooming every year in early April. The flowering period is short, and is about one week or 3 or 4 days depending on the weather. Japanese people really love the cherry blossoms, and a blossom forecast or a cherry blossom front is released, and the flowering is announced during the weather forecasts or in the news.
In 2015, the weather remained fine and the temperature was warm.
The following cherry blossoms were in Nara.
Cherry blossoms at Kasuga Taisha Shrine.
Cherry blossoms near my house.
A cherry-tree-lined path near a train station. For night viewing of cherry blossoms, Japanese lanterns are lit at night.
Cherry blossoms in 2016. Unfortunately, cloudy weather continued during the flowering period in that year. The cherry blossoms near my house.
I heard a bird’s song when I took the photos.
Pretty buds on an old tree.