Cherry Blossom Update

The Omuro cherry trees are not the only cherry trees here at the temple. This makes it a little more complicated to answer the many, many phone calls made to the temple every spring about if the cherry trees have bloomed yet. Everyone wants to see the cherry blossoms at their most beautiful, but which cherries?? Just to make things clear we are sure to describe the state of each type.
Near Kannondo  A Willow Cherry near the bell tower

Some of the other cherries trees are already in or near full bloom!

April 9th 2012, Getting closer to full bloom

But the late-blooming Omuro cherries are true to their name and the buds are just now beginning to open. We project that they will be blooming nicely by next week! Let’s hope for warm sunny weather so everyone can enjoy the blossoms as long as possible!

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