The first cherry blossom festival at Hirano Shrine was begun by the Emperor Kazan (花山天皇) in the year 985. You can see why people keep coming back.
Tori + Sakura ... symbol of Japan . Nice pic.
2 Apr 2010 5:22am
Great, very impressive compo and colors!
2 Apr 2010 5:54am
This is great. The colorful structure in the background, not quite obscured, reminds me of those old colorblindness tests. What number is hidden in this circle?
2 Apr 2010 12:01pm
What an original effect! best...jerry
2 Apr 2010 1:17pm
Beautifuly captured GJC! ;-)
2 Apr 2010 3:21pm
Great to let the colors into one another. Nice shot.
2 Apr 2010 7:41pm
2 Apr 2010 11:42pm
You are right....cherry blossoms (as well as ume) make the best impression in company with temple architecture. The mon behind the tree is complementing the flowers.
4 Apr 2010 11:45am
I like this mixture of lines and colors.
4 Apr 2010 2:31pm
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