The long long winter is over!
The sakura trees at the Kuromonmae Ryokuchi located right in front of Shiro have fully blossomed!
Some walked by and picked up some sakura petals.
Looks like some petals did not fall naturally by the wind.
Looking up, the sky was filled with the beautiful sakura.
There it was…
It was this bird that was dropping the petals.
This is a view of the road that leads into the Kanazawa castle from the black gate. The road stretches straight.
There was a lane of cute little yellow flowers flourishing at the canal.
At the park right next door, red ume was making its appearance.
At the large park, people were spending their own relaxed time, invited by the warm spring weather. Far far away, we see the mountains still covered by snow.
The castle is lovingly surrounded by sakura as well.
Sakura at some places are not fully blossomed yet. There were many that were still waiting for the best timing to flourish.
This is a view from a pedestrian bridge that connects the Kenrokuen Park and the castle. The sakura season had just started. Imagine cycling this road when all sakura have fully blossomed.
The season is just perfect. Very relaxing and chill after a long winter.
Shiro will not be open this spring yet, but please do visit Shiro to enjoy sakura, ume, and the gracious touches of spring next year.
We hope to enjoy the sakura that leads from Shiro to the black gate, and forget the time at the Kanazawa park and happily watch the world goes by amongst sakura trees.