March blossoms

This is Stephanie of IMS.

How about this weather? In Tokyo, it’s been unseasonably warm lately, which I’m sure the cherry blossoms are pleased to experience. The dates for the first bud openings are now March 20 (Tokyo) and March 21 (Kyoto), with full blooms roughly a week later. I’ve been enjoying the plum blossoms, in the meantime, however! The parks nearest to the office are now bordered in pink, and it makes for a relaxing walk at lunch.

I can’t say I’m excited to put away my winter sweaters, or jump into allergy season, but spring is certainly lovely to look at. Do you have any hanami planned this year?