Kakunodate’s Samurai District

sakura01-03Three-hundred fifty years ago, a noble lady from Kyoto brought as part of her dowry three saplings. From those humble beginnings many years have passed, and those saplings have become the famous Weeping Cherries of Kakunodate. Delicate pink blossoms shine against the black boards of samurai mansion walls, making the town a study of elegant contrasts.

31. March 2014 by Joey
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