Dispatches from Japan: Day Three

by Grace Bonney

All week, potter Ayumi Horie has been sharing photos from her trip to Japan during cherry blossom season. We’ve already gotten a glimpse at the beautiful trees, sleeping deer and origami cranes, and today Ayumi is showing us more of Hanami season, when the entire nation is glued to news about where and when plum, cherry, apricot and peach blossoms are budding and falling. In the picture below, the moon pokes through a vast canopy of pink and white flowers and above you can see a detail of one of the vivid hana-momo, or peppermint peach trees (in the Waseda neighborhood of Tokyo). Thanks, Ayumi! xo, grace


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