Cherry blossoms in the neighborhood of JR Aizutakada Station, April 17, 2018 (会津美里の桜(JR会津高田駅周辺で) 2018年4月17日)

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(Umanohaka-no-tanemakizakura, Aizumisato, April 17, 2018. 馬の墓の種蒔桜 会津美里 4/17/2018)
Although most cherry blossoms ended in central and coastal region in Fukushima today, Aizu region still has a lot more. Today I visited neighborhood of JR Aizutakada Station in Aizumisato Town and found some large and old cherry trees in full bloom as well as hundreds of cherry trees blooming altogether along the Miyakawa River. Photo above shows a gigantic old tree standing alone in a large farmland with nothing to disrupt the view. It was called Umanohaka-no-tanemakizakura or a cherry tree standing near tombs which tells when to start farming this spring.

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Photo above was a brief description board at the site which said the tree was 400 years old and the blossoms had told farmers each year it’s time to start farming.

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(Furuonta Cherry Tree, Aizumisato, April 17, 2018. 古御田の桜 会津美里 4/17/2018)Photo above shows another large tree called Furuonta Cherry Tree also standing on a spacious ground.

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A brief description placed at the site (photo above) said that this traditional land was given to Isasumi Shrine by General Toyotomi Hideyoshi in late 16th century.

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(Monjuin-chiezakura, Aizumisato, April 17, 2018.文殊院知恵桜 会津美里 4/17/2018)
Next, with a few minute walk I arrived at Monjuin Hall. A large cherry tree was there right next to the hall as shown above. The pinkish blossoms showed beautiful contrast with the traditional structure. The tree was called Monjuin-chiezakura.

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Photo above showed a brief history of the hall, which said that the main image Manjushri Bodhisattva had suffered fire two times.

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(Usuzumi Cherry Tree, Aizumisato, April 17, 2018. 薄墨桜 会津美里 4/17/2018)
Then I moved to Isasumi Shrine right next to the hall. There was a famous sacred Usuzumi Cherry Tree in the center of the precinct as shown above. The tree just started to bloom and the blossoms increased rapidly during the day. Pictures above show the view of my second visit in the afternoon. It grew to 30% bloom. I like to come back again two days later to see full blossoms.

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There was Ayame-en Garden across a road from the shrine. Many cherry trees were in full bloom in the garden as shown above.

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(Kamiyo-zakura, Aizumisato, April 17, 2018. 神代桜 会津美里 4/17/2018)
There was another old sacred cherry tree called Kamiyo-zakura just adjacent to the garden as shown above. The tree was 300 years old.

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(Miyakawa-senbonzakura, Aizumisato, April 17, 2018. 宮川千本桜 会津美里 4/17/2018)
Lastly, I walked along the Miyakawa River bank just adjacent to the shrine. Hundreds of cherry trees were planted along the river bank by local people. This was called Miyakawa Thousand Cherry Trees as shown above. It was not a perfect view today with light cloud hovering over far mountains but I hope you can have an image when the sky was cloudless with a clear mountain view.

The exact route and locations are shown in the map below. The map can be scaled up and down with a click and scroll.
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