cherry blossom season

Last year, I didn’t really get to see cherry blossoms.  This year is not turning out too much better, but on Friday, I did get to ride my bike around Kyoto a bit looking at spring.  Here are some of my favourite videos, and there are more on my YouTube channel, too.

As I was riding my bike around Kyoto, I heard a marching band and had to check it out.  I came across what seems to have been the start of the year opening ceremony for a school.   In Japan, schools start in April rather than September.  I like autumn homecoming, etc, back in the states, but starting in spring has its charms, too.