Sunday, February 20, 2011
Kawazu Cherry Blossoms
Kawazu cherry blossoms bloom about two months earlier than the more popular Somei Yoshino cherry blossoms. And they stay in bloom for up to a month, rather than about a week or so for Somei Yoshino. Here are some pics from the annual Kawazu Sakura Festival, held in the small town of Kawazu in the Izu Peninsula. We were there earlier this week and they just started to bloom. I imagine they'll be in full bloom at the end of the month.