Sakura IV: A Night Walk in the Graveyard

After the noise and excitement of hanami celebrations has faded and mellow stragglers have stumbled off to board the last trains of the night home, the parks fall silent.

And in these peaceful hours a more rarely seen beauty emerges.

After dark, in graveyards and cemeteries of Japan, the interweaving textures of hanging blossoms and standing stones form a visual beauty like no other I know. The transient and the ancient side by side.

These images from Yanaka Reien.

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~ by JapanGasm on 19 April, 2012.

3 Responses to “Sakura IV: A Night Walk in the Graveyard”

  1. […] documented Yanaka Reien at night in this post last year, which included a photo of what I consider one of the most cared-for graves one could […]

  2. […] Sakura IV: A Night Walk in the Graveyard (japangasm.wordpress.com) […]

  3. Cherry blossom at night is so amazing.

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