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It may be snowing again tomorrow, but the cherry trees are about to bloom in Tokyo and Kyoto. Spring is almost here…


“This afternoon I was standing under the cherry trees outside my ryokan when a sudden wind gusted and I was immediately enveloped in a sakura-hubuki, a cherry petal snowstorm. Surrounded by the dancing petals, soft and softly scented, I found myself thinking about ends and beginnings, surrender and continuity.”


excerpt from a travel log by Don George (editor at large at Traveler and the author of Lonely Planet’s Guide to Travel Writing)


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