For Hanami, most people would usually go to Naka-meguro or Shinjuku Gyoen. I however did not have time visit those places so with the help of Panoramio, my friends and I were able to discover this beautiful place near our area. It's like a mini Naka-meguro without the people.. and the lights.

It was so dark I had to guess and test with manual focus until get most of the sakura nice and sharp. Thankfully the wind cooperated a little as well as this was shot with a 30-second exposure. It was unfortunate though that the Sakura bloomed so early. It could have coincide with the blooming of the tulips that line up the river. It would have been a better shot.

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