Illuminated Asuwa River in Spring

Night-time Sakura illumination in the center of Fukui

Late Mar
Mid Apr
Venue: Asuwa River When: Late Mar - Mid Apr 2022

The wonderful view of cherry trees along Asuwa River in Fukui is famous among local people. It is beautiful day and night in spring. Especially at night, the whole scenery is transformed by the atmospheric illumination that is held during cherry blossom season.

What I love most about this illumination is the fact that I can almost monopolize the scenery. Asuwa River is too familiar to local people, so even when it is beautifully illuminated they don't make a big fuss about it. However, as a newish resident of Fukui, I make a big fuss! It's too beautiful to take it for granted! I could spend all my nights on the riverbank during the light-up. For daytime photos, please see my other photo story.

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Takako Sakamoto

Takako Sakamoto @takako.sakamoto

I was born in and grew up in Tokushima prefecture, and have lived in many places since then: Nishinomiya, Kyoto, Nara, Mie, Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama, Chiba, Fukuoka and Fukui. I am currently living in Yokohama City. All the places I lived, all the places I visited, I have loved dearly. The historical places where people lived, loved, suffered, and fought - places where I can still hear their heartbeats - mesmerize me. I'd like to retrace the footsteps of the people who lived in Japan a long long time ago, and introduce to you what they left behind on this soil.  

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