Cherry Blossom │ NEX-7 & SEL18200LE │ 179mm, ISO 1600, f/6.3, 1/200, RAW
Cherry Blossom viewing, or hanami, is a popular pastime in Japan each spring. Though we were excited for our first, we're now on our third! Originally, we wondered why on earth the Japanese seem to treat each "sakura season" as if it were the first one. They never tire of it. Now we're starting our third, we know why.
The hanami (lit. flower see) season is characterised by the impressive blossom of the Japanese Cherry Blossom, sakura sakura. People gather underneath these fruitless cherry trees, and have drinking parties, always with cameras nearby.
This is only the beginning of what is hopefully going to be a fantastic sakura season. Stay tuned!