13 April 2012 ~ 16 Comments

Hanami: Celebration of the Cycling and Recycling of Life

Spring is a time of  renewal, rebirth and re-invigoration.  The blossoming of Cherry Blossoms symbolizes this in a most awesome spectacle. All winter you see these trees looking eerily derelict, for in your mind you know what they’re capable of in their fullest glory; how they will look come late March, early April. I’ve never really appreciated spring as much as I do now. Here in Japan, I join with my Japanese brethren in celebration of the cycling and recycling of life!

Here are some pics of how I spent this year’s celebration:







Keep spring in your heart…

Best Regards,


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16 Responses to “Hanami: Celebration of the Cycling and Recycling of Life”

  1. dochimichi 13 April 2012 at 7:38 pm Permalink

    having a hard day today,and that really made me feel better (“v”)V

    • Locohama 14 April 2012 at 2:17 pm Permalink

      Glad to hear it!

  2. Tonya Moore 13 April 2012 at 9:38 pm Permalink

    Fantastic pictures! Hanami is something I’d like to experience first-hand at least once in this lifetime.

    • Locohama 21 April 2012 at 6:01 pm Permalink

      Thnaks Tonya!! Let me know when you come!

  3. Jon 14 April 2012 at 5:07 am Permalink

    Very nice pics. I wish I was there.

  4. Japan Australia 14 April 2012 at 3:19 pm Permalink

    Spring is the perfect time for a fresh new start and there is nothing better in Japan than to celebrate spring with a hanami party with great food and drink under the cherry blossoms 🙂

    Japan Australia

    • Locohama 21 April 2012 at 6:00 pm Permalink

      Yeah lovely isn’t it

  5. Emily 17 April 2012 at 8:40 am Permalink

    Love the way hanami gets everyone back outside (lets everyone go back outside) to enjoy the fresh spring weather!

    • Locohama 21 April 2012 at 5:59 pm Permalink

      Yeah, good stuff! Best thing about Japan in the spring

  6. dwayne2d3d 18 April 2012 at 4:21 am Permalink

    綺麗な写真 loco…….
    you lunch looks nice too……

    • Locohama 21 April 2012 at 5:58 pm Permalink

      Yeah, it was tasty as hell!

  7. Susie 18 April 2012 at 5:08 am Permalink

    Awesome pictures! I want to say I wish I could check this out in person but I think my allergies would probably keep me from enjoying the beauty.

    • Locohama 21 April 2012 at 5:58 pm Permalink

      Thanks Susie! Allergies suck!

  8. Leon 18 April 2012 at 7:15 pm Permalink

    Looking at your pictures makes me miss Japan even more. Spring is most certainly here. Keep the pictures coming.

    • Locohama 21 April 2012 at 5:58 pm Permalink

      Thanks Leon! Will do!

  9. C Ohara 22 April 2012 at 9:01 pm Permalink

    That sandwich in the bento only looks like the best thing ever!!

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