Monday, 1 April 2019


Cherry blossoms in Tokyo last weekend.

Our good friend Danilo Renzulli shared some exquisite photos he took last weekend at the Orto Botanico (Botanical Garden) in Rome just at the feet of Gianicolo hill. There is an area which is called Giardino Giapponese (Japanese Garden).



D. Chouinard said...

Japan in the spring! Very nice! In the city gardens here, there is a Yoshino Cherry I spotted in full bloom last weekend. Must have been some trans Pacific message between trees?

Danilo said...

Just last saturday I have had a Sketchcrawl meeting at the (artificial) lake in the EUR quarter in Rome where -for the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome- the Japanese Government presented and planted some 2500 cherry trees. I sadly think there are only a few tens left but every year the Rome Sketchrawl Group organizes a watercolour rendez-vouz where you can also meet some japanese women with their beautiful kimonos. It was a sunny and warm day - the cherry blossoms in their full grace and splendor, despite it is a bit late in the season ( at least for our climate).

Michael Thurow said...

Sending spring greetings to Japan. We, too, enjoy the cherry blossoms:
Best, Michael