It’s That Time Of The Year Again

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No, it’s not cherry blossom season just yet! Right now cherry tree’s far less popular relative, the plum tree, is in full bloom. And it’s magnificent.

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Many people rave about sakura, the cherry blossoms, and righteously so as they truly are magnificent. But whereas sakura only lasts around a week or two during March or April (depending where you are in Japan), ume, plum blossomsย go on from February to March.

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If you are not very familiar to sakura or ume, it’s not easy to tell them apart based on looks. I personally can’t tell the difference between a cherry tree or a plum tree, but it’s easy to appreciate the beauty of both these trees blossoming.

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For some reason or another, quite a few Japanese people seem to prefer ume to sakura, or at least they tell me they appreciate the beauty of ume more.
As for me, I can’t help but admire both.

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I hope you enjoy these pictures as I loved capturing them at Shukkei-en, a historic Japanese garden in Hiroshima.

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11 thoughts on “It’s That Time Of The Year Again

    1. I have met quite a few people who reckon ume is more beautiful than sakura! Like I said I can’t tell the difference so I do appreciate both ๐Ÿ™‚

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