1000 Cherry Trees in Winter

Winter scenery with bare trees along Shiroishi River

By Takako Sakamoto    - 1 min read

There are famous lines of cherry trees called, The 1000 Cherry Trees at a Glance along Shiroishi River in Miyagi Prefecture. I've visited here many times in the past, but had never seen it in winter, so I ventured out to view the winter version on a very cold day in mid winter. It was deserted and looked sad, and was, quite expectedly, very cold! It was so cold it made water run from my eyes and nose, and I couldn't see what I was looking at through my viewfinder. Despite all that, I captured some views of the bare trees along the river, which will all bloom brilliantly in the coming spring. I can't wait!

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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.