Saturday, April 20, 2013

A 1000 YEAR OLD CHERRY TREE.

Spring has come in North East Japan. We went to Fukushima for two days.



Taki-Zakura at Miharu.
 
三春の滝桜です。
 
 
It is said this cherry is around a 1000 years old.
 
樹齢は千年と言われてます。
 
 
Using a metaphor, it looks like Blossom Falls.
 
紅枝垂れ桜です。
 
Then we went to Aizuwakmatu city.
 
 
 
Turugajoh Castle.
 
鶴ヶ城です。
 
 
 
The moat of this castle.
 
鶴ヶ城のお濠です。
 
 
Next day.
 
 
Goshikinuma.
 
五色沼です。
 
 
Goshikinuma and Mt.Bandaisan.
 
五色沼と磐梯山です。
 
 
 
Mt.Bandaisan, zooming up.
 
磐梯山のズームアップです。
 
 
 
Mt.Azuma-Kofuji at Johdo Daira,  1600 meters above sea level.
 
浄土平の吾妻小富士です。
 
 
 
Mt.Issaikyouzan at Johda Daira.
 
一切経山です。
 
 
Then we went to Fukushima city.
 
 
 
Hanamiyama.
 
花見山です。
 
 
 
Hanamiyama too.
 
 
 
A violet flower picture at the entrance of Hanamiyama.. She looks like a heroine ↓.
 
サザエさんをスミレで作ってました。
 
 
 
A heroine of a famous animation.
 
 
 
Sansyuyu.
 
サンシュユです。
 
 
By macro lens.
 
 
 
Himeodorikosoh.
 
姫踊子草です。
 
 
By macro lens. Each flower looks lika a dancer.
 
それぞれが踊子のように見えます。
 
 
A peach flower tree.
 
ハナモモです。
 
 
 
 
By macro lens.
 
 
 
 
Nomurakaede.( maple trees.)
 
ノムラカエデです。
 
 
Golden Bells.
 
レンギョウです。
 
We enjoyed many things in Fukushima.
 
Cheer up people in Fukushima who are suffering from nuclear power plant accidents.
 
福島の人々、頑張って下さい。
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

50 comments:

  1. What an amazing place to go to! It looks wonderful and the tree is unreal. Are there tiny people behind it in the first photo?

    That does look like Sazae-san. I can understand why they would do that.

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    1. Dear blukats.
      Thank you very much for your comment. You are the newest follower for my blog.
      There were many people around the tree. So it was very difficult to take pictures with few people.
      Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

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  2. What a lovely view Minoru. :)

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  3. さすが本家の滝桜はすばらしいですね。貫禄です!奈良にもご縁があって子孫が迎えられ、すくすくと育っているんですよ。もし良ければ以前ポストしたのをご覧ください
    http://cosmosenglishwritingblog.blogspot.jp/2012_04_01_archive.html 今年は残念ながら見に行けなかったのですが、きっとすばらしい姿を見せてくれていたと思います。
    鶴ケ城、品があって美しいですね。濠の写真にも心を惹かれます。

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    1. Dear cosmos.
      幸いにも、満開の日に行くことが出来ました。天気は曇り、桜の木の周りは囲いがして有るので、良い写真を撮れませんでしたが、圧倒的存在感を受けて来ました。
       鶴ヶ城も八重さんのドラマで大変な人でした。

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  4. This cherry must know a lot of history,

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    1.  Dear rainfield61.
      Thank you very much for your comment.

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  5. what wonderful blossoms! thanx for sharing your beautiful world with weekend flowers! :)

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    1. Dear Tina.
      Thank you very much for your comment.

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  6. Congratulations on that tree 1000 full of history!
    And welcome the spring that gives us this wonderful pictures :))
    Have a great weekend.
    A hug.

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    1. Dear Laura.
      Thank you very much. I feel happy you like my photos.
      Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

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  7. What a beautiful old cherry tree! How wonderful to reach such a prestigious age. Lovely shots. I find it somewhat wonderful that you are taking photos of old cherry trees in Japan and I am taking photos of cherry trees in New Jersey, but I doubt that they are as old as yours. Also that what you call "Golden Bells" looks like what we call "forsythia" here, but by either name it is equally beautiful!

    I'm stopping by from Weekly Top Shot.

    `Lynne @ a new Jersey Girl

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    1. Dear Lynne.
      Thank you very much for your comment.You are taking photos of cherry trees,it's very nice.
      My dictionary says that Golden Bells and forsythia are the same.
      Thank you for sharing.

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  8. さすがの三春の滝桜です。千年の風雪に耐えて、Gorgeous!
    冠雪の磐梯山と五色沼きれいですね。鶴ヶ城といえば、白虎隊しか知らなかったのですが、八重のさくらから(NHKの)いろいろ知り得ました。これから面白くなっていくのかな。
    Have a nice weekend!

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    1. Dear sarah.
      おはようございます。御蔭さまで、満開の日に行くことが出来ました。とても迫力が有りました。
       五色沼は前夜雪が降っていましたが、朝方晴れてとても美しい景色を見る事が出来ました。
       八重さんの事はあまり良く知りません。 良い日曜日をお過ごし下さい。

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  9. Such exquisite scenery! I wish I lived near that old cherry tree...GORGEOUS!

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    1.  Dear Jill.
      Thank you very much for your comment.

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  10. Oh my goodness, Minoru, 1000 years old???
    That is simply amazing, and also so very beautiful.
    It must truly be an honor to photograph something like this.
    Thank you so much for sharing it here.
    Have a wonderful weekend, my friend!

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    1. Dear Lisa.
      Thank you. I feel happy that you like my photos. I was very impressed seeing this tree too.
      I hope you have a wonderful Sunday.

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  11. Wow! Beautiful country and exquisite photography ~ Happy Weekend ^_^

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    1. Dear Carol.
      Thank you very much for your comment. Wishing you a wonderful Sunday.

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  12. Looks like a wonderful trip with so many beautiful views. Love the 1000 year old cherry tree - how amazing! Thanks for sharing some great photos!

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      Thank you very much for your comment. Wishing you a wonderful Sunday.

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  13. beautiful cherry blossoms... and the mountain... wow!

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  14. 1000 years old.. that is amazing!

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      Thank you very much for your comment again.

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  15. What a wonderful trip you had! Gorgeous series of photos.

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    1. Dear Gunilla.
      Thank you very much for your comment. Wishing you a wonderful Sunday.

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  16. What a lovely series of spring shots!

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      Thank you very much for your comment.

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  18. What an amazing tree!
    The photos in this series are really beautiful!

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  19. こんにちは、三春の滝桜は、まさに満開ですね。樹齢1,000年の桜が変わらずに美しい花を咲かせてる雄姿を見ると、なんか神々しく、それだけで感動してしまいます。花見山の桜と菜の花の組み合わせもいいですね。ここは今シーズンこそ行ってみようと密かに狙っていた花見スポットだったのですが、満開と、休日がうまく重ならず涙をのみました。スミレのサザエさんも素敵ですね。素晴らしい写真を堪能させていただきました。

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  20.  弘世旅空様
     おはようございます。 天気予報は雨でしたが、幸い満開の桜を見る事が出来て感動しました。
     夜中に雪が降り、浄土平でも雪と風に遭遇しましたが、どうにか無事に見物出来ました。
     機会が出来ましたら是非いらして下さい。

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  21. 震災のあった年、三春の滝桜を見に行こうと予約してあったのですが、キャンセルになりました。以来、まだ見に行く機会がありません。お写真で見てもやはりすばらしいですね。ぜひ見に行きたい桜です。ありがとうございました。

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    1. Dear Merry Witch.
      こんばんは。ありがとうございます。そうですか残念でしたね。そんなに遠く無いですから、是非、機会が有りましたらいらして下さい。

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  22. The tree in blossom is so amazing, I can't imagine how many years was required to give it this extraordinary shape !

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    1.  Dear Tsuki.
      Thank you very much for your comment. I can not imagine too.
      Wishing you a wonderful Sunday.

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  23. The cherry tree is amazing. Wonderful photos. Happy sky watching.

    My sky.

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  24. Eonderful pics! Hope you'd find time to visit my entry.

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  25. I try to imagine what it would be like to stand underneath a 1,000 year old tree full of those beautiful blossoms. Absolutely magical! Your photos are truly a joy to see and thank you for sharing them with Today's Flowers.

    I think the people in Fukushima would feel cheer at the sight of your photos and I hope they will soon be able to experience peace and joy after such a terrible disaster.

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    1. Dear DeniseinVA.
      THank you. I feel very happy you like my photos. I want to say thank you again for your warm and kind heart.

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  26. The century-old cherry tree is magnificent!

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