This year’s cherry blossoms season has started even earlier than last year. I’ve heard it started ten days earlier than usual! And this year is a special one for the planet. Because of the current pandemic, there are very few people around Kyoto. But we are lucky to not have many confirmed cases of this terrible virus and the cherries are blooming all around. 

I was able to visit numerous places and capture a lot of photos, without the crowd that has been omnipresent everywhere over the last few years. 

Here’s a series of recent photos taken around the city over the second half of March.    

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