A streetscape of weeping cherry trees

A combination of pink blossoms and historic homes make the town of Kakunodate, Semboku City, one of the Tohoku region's most popular springtime destinations. Alongside samurai residences built in the Edo period stand 82 weeping cherry trees.
The blossoms began to open on April 5, about two weeks earlier than usual. Full bloom was April 11, when the maximum temperature climbed to 20.6 degrees Celsius, the average for mid-May.

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