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Springtime at Himeji Castle

Posted by
Daryl Johnson (Worcester Park, United Kingdom) on 22 October 2009 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

Starting a completely unseasonal series of photos, taken at Himeji Castle, Hyogo prefecture, back in April. Hanami means 'flower viewing', and is a popular activity in Japan, where people congregate for picnicking and drinking under the cherry blossoms, celebrating the arrival of spring. Himeji Castle is a very popular hanami spot.

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Richard Standley from Carquefou, France

A beautiful composition. The colours are superb!

22 Oct 2009 9:15am

@Richard Standley: Thanks Richard!

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

puts me in the mood for a picnic!!! and the weather here is finally nice for a change! ;)

22 Oct 2009 2:13pm

@dj.tigersprout: Cheers dj! Get out there and enjoy!

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

My favorite castle. Beautiful shot.

22 Oct 2009 2:59pm

@Steve Rice: Thanks Steve!

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Beautiful compostion! Great capture!

22 Oct 2009 7:08pm

@mo.langel: Thanks mo!

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

It's nice to have a little sunshine pop onto my screen here on a cold grey fall day. What a lovely setting and the blossoms in the sky are so striking.

22 Oct 2009 8:06pm

@bluechameleon: Thanks bc!

Reno from Madrid, Spain

Good scene under the flowers...I should have posted it in a smaller size so we can see it in one time :).

22 Oct 2009 9:42pm

@Reno: Thanks Reno!

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

A beautiful season and view on this old castle.

22 Oct 2009 11:27pm

@akarui: Cheers Olivier!

Kerstin Nelson from Santa Barbara, United States

Beautiful framing of the castle between the people and the branch. Great depth of field.

23 Oct 2009 12:45am

@Kerstin Nelson: Thanks Kerstin!

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

Nice framing.

23 Oct 2009 9:05pm

@Twelvebit: Thanks Twelvebit!