Sakura Festival in Tokyo Ueno Park Sunset with Cherry Blossom

 Tokyo's Sakura in Ueno Park / Tokyo

During the first days of April, Tokyo’s inhabitants are eagerly waiting for spring to come and nature to wake up. As for its purity and short blooming period, the cherry tree, the sakura, diverse in colour and form, is strongly linked to Japanese culture. Ueno Park in Tokyo’s centre can bring relieve to people’s desire for nature due to living in one of the densest urban areas worldwide. For less than a week, the city’s main focus lies on celebrating those blossoms in a tradition called yozakura, together with colleagues and family, no matter if young or old. The later the evening gets, the more yozakura shifts from family picnic to a giant festival with alcohol and drinking. The morning after reveals that some have stayed the night, maybe hardly aware where they are, while some of them even slept in tents. They are woken by elderly security officers or by the noise of the passing garbage truck.

April 2017  

Sakura Festival in Tokyo Ueno Park Festival Documentary
Sakura Festival in Tokyo Ueno Park Drinking a Cup
Sakura Festival in Tokyo Ueno Park with Golden Temple
Sakura Festival in Tokyo Ueno Park Party
Sakura Festival in Tokyo Ueno Park with Cherry Blossoms and Garbage
Sakura Festival in Tokyo Ueno Park Cherry Blossoms Pink
Sakura Festival in Tokyo Ueno Park the Morning after
Sakura Festival in Tokyo Ueno Park People Sleeping outside
Sakura Festival in Tokyo Ueno Park Traces of the Night
Sakura Festival in Tokyo Ueno Park Sleeping Outside
Sakura Festival in Tokyo Ueno Park Garbage Truck and Photo