Very Proud of Cherry Blossoms.

I went to Hirosaki Park on May 6, to see cherry blossoms, but unfortunately, because of the bad weather on previous days, blossoms of Somei Yoshino (the most popular and common cherry blossoms) had already fallen.  Blossoms had gone away from the trees, but you could still enjoy their petals on the ground.  As the color of petals are rather white than pink, it looked like snow.
Oldest Somei Yoshino in Japan.
If you wish to see the tree in full bloom,
go to the older post of April.


There’re about 2600 cherry trees of 50 kinds, and here you can see some of them.

Yae Benishidare
Yae – double flowering/beni – red/shidare – weeping/
(When other words come prior to “sakura”,
the sound and letter of “s” changes to “z”.)
Yae Benishidare, close-up
“Ukon” means turmeric.  The name comes from
the color of turmeric’s yellow.
“Oshima” is the name of the largest island of Izu Islands.

Yokohama Hizakura
“Hi” of “hizakura” means scarlet.

Yokohama Hizakura, close-up
“Azuma” means east, “nishiki” means brocade.
Azuma Nishiki, close-up

Ume (plum) blossom
Thickest cherry tree in Japan
(5.37m in diameter, estimated 100~120 yo.)

If you want to know more about Aomori, go and see “aptinet Aomori Sightseeing Guide”. http://en.aptinet.jp/

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