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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