Sakura : Beauty at its best !!!

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It was a lazy Sunday morning In Japan , and I was all cuddled in my blanket when my  phone rang,
Moshi Moshi  Rajput san, ohayogozaimasu(good morning)  !!” the sweet sound came from other side, but believe me when you have got only one  day in the  week to sleep after a donkey laid life at client’s place,you feel like banging your phone to the wall.
Anyways “Moshi moshi Kanika San , kya hua itni subah subah phone ??” I said.
“Hey common yaar,wake up and get ready in 20 minutes , we have to catch  train for Nara,its 2hours from this place you know”


“Nara   !!!!! but why ??”
I exclaimed,still irritated since my sleep was disturbed.

“Are idiot we  are going there to watch Sakura,it’s the second last day or else we will miss this chance for this year.Ab bahut bakwas ho gayi and meet me downstairs within 20 min” saying this Kanika hang the phone.

Hearing SAKURA , I was filled with energy and enthusiasm, all my sleep was rafooochakkar within seconds . After all this was once in a year opportunity to see the nature’s beauty at its best and especially for people who are foreigners in Japan ,its a  must watch thing.
Ok ok…Let me tell you about Sakura in a bit detail
Sakura is cherry blossom in Japan ,its celebrated here since ages and holds a important part in Japanese culture.The important thing about this is , it blossoms only for a week, but the beauty of it will make you speechless.Even a  nerd like me was flattered.
And sakura viewing is called “Hanami”.
So here I was hurrying to finish off my essential morning chores  🙂 and was ready & all set with bagpack carrying snacks and camera(my sweet heart) in other hand. Soon we scurried off to station. Train came at sharp 7:55:10 sec.Had we been late even by 30 seconds we would have missed the train, such is the beauty of the Japanese punctuality.
All throughout the journey I was wondering about the scene I would be watching, once I reach there. So far I had simply read and  heard from my friends and Japanese clients about this event , and the description itself had left me aghast  to admire it.
In train we could be differentiated from far distance that we don’t belong to this country, not because of our appearance , but we were the only source of giggle , laughter and all sorts of noise.
As the destination came closer we could see the trees laden with beautiful sakura, my eyes were glittering and I was looking from the train window as if a 4 year old watches elephant :)  for the first time.
Soon we were running in the park to view sakura.
It was a treat for eyes 🙂 .For once I got confused if I am dreaming or in some wonderland. “ Can there be such a  beautiful place on earth? “Nature is no doubt  full of scenic beauty.
I was ferociously taking pics.
There I could see people  enjoying , and having picnic parties. There were deers in the park roaming freely whom one could  feed the deer food.Soon I was playing with them and it would have been   difficult to differentiate who was the actual  deer,If  I did not have 2 legs  🙂
We met people who had been travelling  all the way from southern Japan and had come to Osaka for Hanami.They would be travelling all the way till northern  Japan to enjoy this beauty. Generally at this time of the year native Japanese would be on vacations  with their family & friends and would be covering the entire Japan as the Sakura bloom  keeps moving from one place to another.


It was a real fun there watching beautiful trees spread across a large area. After a funfilled day  and with plenty of pictures & memories to last a lifetime I returned in the evening with a silent promise to myself “I will come here again with my girlfriend  🙂 ”

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33 Responses to Sakura : Beauty at its best !!!

  1. loserreturns says:

    BEautiful pics yaar…Seems like a dream place to date 😀

    And loved this word “ohayogozaimasu”

    • ravsworld says:

      @Love boy
      It’s indeed out of the world experience to be there …. 🙂
      ohayogozaimasu means good morning in japanese…. 🙂

  2. justanotherconsciousness says:

    Arigato Ravindra sama.The pictures you took are amazing.you must have enjoyed your trip to Osaka.I wasn’t aware what sakura really means.I only sakura I knew was Naruto’s Sakura 😀

  3. chhannu says:

    u have shown the whole japan with these pics,”mushi mushi”what does it mean??

    • ravsworld says:

      @Gayatri Soni
      thanks dude..waise Japan is more beautiful than what it appears in these pics
      “Mushi Mushi ” means “Hello “

  4. justanotherconsciousness says:

    korekaremo ganbate kudasai. 🙂

  5. Akshat says:

    wow sir awesome pics…i like Mushi Mushi 🙂

  6. Parth Pandya says:

    great write up yaar… absolutely lovely not to mention the awesome pics 🙂

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  13. Japanese Kimonos says:

    Awesome post! You have a great blog, absolutely the best Ive read so far. I will be looking forward to your next entry. Thanks again.

    • ravsworld says:

      @Mayank
      Nice to hear “arigato” & “sama”…. seems u too know this lovely language …
      “hontouni shiawase da “
      Ya Osaka and infact Japan is a beautiful country with nice people…
      Lots of picturesue places are there

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  28. Shweta Priya says:

    Wonderfull pics….A japanese philosopher Dr. Daisaku Ikeda has written a complete book on this ‘The cherry tree’…You must read..:)

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