This year, Japan had a terrific string of sunny days right during the peak cherry blossom season in early April. Usually, it rains or storms half the time while the cherries are in full bloom. But this year was sunny skies and little wind. I had a great time going out to shoot the flowers under blue skies every day for a week.
One place I visited was Wakayama Castle. Great place to shoot a castle with cherry blossoms.
More sakura photos coming later.