Spring has come to Tokyo at last. No more heavy jackets or electric blankets. And flowers! Or at least buds. The first signs of cherry blossom can be glimpsed here and there, but it won't be another few days until the sakura is in its full glory.
In the meantime, you can enjoy sakura in your sake, as with these bottles happened upon recently in the liquor section of a Shibuya department store.
And the streets have come alive recently with blooming flower boxes. Here is a particularly attractive one on a sidestreet of Tokyo's Taito ward.
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