Cherry-blossom Viewing (1)

Panorama of Cherry blossoms along Tetsugaku-no-michi (The Philosopher’s Path)

During the months of March and April, many people throughout Japan go out to admire the cherry-blossoms in full bloom.

Sakura, Cherry-blossom, Tetsugaku-no-michi of Kyoto

The Philosopher’s Path “哲学の道 (Tetsugaku no michi)” is a pleasant stone path through the northern part of Kyoto.  It follows a canal which is lined by hundreds of cherry trees!  One of most populart cherry-blossom viewing spots.

Sakura, Cherry-blossom, Tetsugaku-no-michi of Kyoto
Sakura, Cherry-blossom, Tetsugaku-no-michi of Kyoto
Sakura, Cherry-blossom, Tetsugaku-no-michi of Kyoto
Sakura, Cherry-blossom, Tetsugaku-no-michi of Kyoto
Sakura, Cherry-blossom, Tetsugaku-no-michi of Kyoto

 

These are one of most popular cherry trees, which is called “Somei-Yoshino” (Cerasus × yedoensis (Matsum.) A.V.Vassil. ‘Somei-yoshino’).  It is typical that the flower of Somei-Yoshino change from pink to whitish pink in color with the coming close to full bloom.

Sakura, Cherry-blossom, Tetsugaku-no-michi of Kyoto
Sakura, Cherry-blossom, Tetsugaku-no-michi of Kyoto

 

There are various kinds of cherry trees along the path.

Sakura, Cherry-blossom, Tetsugaku-no-michi of Kyoto
Sakura, Cherry-blossom, Tetsugaku-no-michi of Kyoto
Sakura, Cherry-blossom, Tetsugaku-no-michi of Kyoto

Sakura, Cherry-blossom, Tetsugaku-no-michi of Kyoto

Sakura, Cherry-blossom, Tetsugaku-no-michi of Kyoto

Sakura, Cherry-blossom, Tetsugaku-no-michi of Kyoto

People are enjoying the cherry blossoms in their own way  – to be happy – it’s all that matters.
Tetsugaku-no-michi of Kyoto
Sakura, Cherry-blossom, Tetsugaku-no-michi of Kyoto
Tetsugaku-no-michi of Kyoto

 

As every season seems best to us in its turn,
so the coming in of spring is like the creation of Cosmos out of Chaos and the realization of the Golden Age.

Henry David Thoreau
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