Spring has come.
For a first-timer to experience the beauty of O-Hanami (flower sight-seeing) in Japan, it’s fascinating. Here in the land of the rising sun, Sakura flowers thrive and bloom in the most scenic setting one can ever imagine, ranging from pure white to dark pink colors.
Two weeks ago, we went to Shinjuku National Park and a few famous temples in Yokohama such as Soji-ji and josho-ji to capture Sakura flowers in the most “zen-ish” environment. With credits to my beloved friends, I shall share some of the photos here.
Shinjuku Gyoen (Park):
Youth is the spring of life.
It’s now approximately two weeks from the initial bloom of Sakura. However, if you walk along the streets in Tokyo, you will find that most petals had already fallen to the ground. It brings me some sort of nostalgic feeling as I recall how I once took momentary pauses to admire the beauty of Spring flowers while returning to my dormitory a week ago.
Today, these flowers are fresh and sweetly blooming; but soon, they will be faded and fallen. Like flowers, our bodies too, will fade and one day pass away.
Youth is the spring of life. It is a time when we full of energy and enthusiasm to explore the infinite possibilities of life. A place in life where one hopes to achieve a glorious “summer” success, pave way for a cozy Autumn and ‘chill’ (in a good way) as Winter creeps in. Though we cannot change the truth that everything is constantly transitioning over time, there’s an option to strive for a better change in life.
Youthfulness brings confidence, curiosity and the spirit of venturesome. May this spring revitalize and bring the joy of being young again to all =)
祝大家 春风满面， 喜气洋洋
Photo credits to Majew(Thai) and Darwin (Malaysia)