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The Sakura by night at Ueno Park offers an O Hanami of a great beauty. The show is totally different, but the atmosphere remains the same.
O Hanami: a French lesson in a sumptuous atmosphere
Well, I must confess that last night was not the first time I went to Ueno Park to admire the Sakura at night. It all started on Monday night.
As you know, I’m a freelance French teacher in Tokyo. Since June 2011, so I give French lessons to private students. And on this Monday night, I taught the lesson certainly the most original since I started this activity.
On Monday, at 19:00, I had to teach a lesson to an American girl for an hour. When I got to her home, she immediately offered me to go to Ueno Park to admire the Sakura. Temperature and the weather were at the rendezvous, so we had a great opportunity here.
So we spent an hour wandering trough the alleys of Ueno Park, admiring the Sakura, observing the Japanese who were celebrating the O Hanami at night and also practice French.
At the end of the lesson, I told to myself that I needed to return on the next day to enjoy it.
O Hanami: Sakura at night are so beautiful
On Tuesday evening, so I again went to Ueno Park. This time I went there with my friend Haruka. The goal was to enjoy this show.
When I saw the Sakura by day at the O Hanami in Yoyogi Park, I though it was beautiful. But what about the Sakura at night. The same show but in other colors. I am still amazed by so much beauty. I understand better now why everyone says it is the best season to visit Japan.
The crowd present at Ueno Park was considerable and confirmed that tought. The crowd was huge, joyful and took advantage of this free show offered by nature. Many salarymen, students, friends, couples …. All were gathered to enjoy this beautiful spring night.
We could enjoy, with my friend, for a few hours. We ate some Japanese specialities sold in the stands that were there for the occasion. And then we quietly returned home with many happy memories. Unfortunately, with only few photos on my camera.
Sakura by night: I’m cursed with my camera
When you go to such events, you want to remember them for years. The best way, if not our own memory, these are the photos.
Yes but here, it is also necessary not to be cursed. And unfortunately it was my case.
First, on Monday, saw that I had to give a French lesson, I went there without a camera. So it was impossible to take any photos.
For Tuesday night, it was a different story. I, of course, took my camera, my tripod and I went to Ueno Park smiling. I started to take some photos, and suddenly I ran out of battery. I changed it against a second one, but it was empty. Okay, I have a third one, I putted immediately. And it was empty too.
I was really unlucky (or maybe something else to forget to charge them). I have 3 batteries for my camera and the 3 of them were empty. Well, I was still able to take some photos, but my disappointment was great.
Despite this, I still thoroughly enjoyed the two evenings and I loved the Sakura by night.