Onomichi Cherry Blossoms
It’s been two years since Josh and I took a trip from Iwakuni out to Onomichi during cherry blossom season and did this amazing shoot together. Now that we’ve left Japan I’m reminiscing on the springs we spent there and I’m so grateful that we did this session. I’ve only shared a few images on Instagram over the years so I wanted to share more of them and give a little life update.
Cherry Blossoms in Japan
Japan is the first and only place we lived together where we got to experience 4 seasons. Growing up in the Bay Area in California we pretty much have two seasons – summer and a mild winter. Japan is different. I doubt I will ever experience a summer so hot and humid as the ones in Japan but I also know I probably won’t see a spring as beautiful either. The harshness of the peak of summer and winter make spring and fall feel so incredible and they are the most beautiful and awe inspiring times in Japan.
Cherry blossoms typically bloom in late March but they don’t last long – you get a couple weeks with them before they are gone. During cherry blossom season everyone picnics under the blossoms for those couple weeks, eating and drinking and appreciating their fleeting beauty.
Onomichi, Kosanji Temple & Senkoji Park
Onomichi is a couple hours away from where we lived in Iwakuni but it has some incredible spots for photos. I found Kosanji Temple soon after we moved to Japan and we visited a few times. It’s a beautiful temple that also has a marble garden on the hilltop. You can read more about our first trip to Kosanji Temple. The marble was brought in from Italy and it is such a unique spot to visit and shoot at. After that we went to Senkoji Park which is a beautiful park to visit during cherry blossoms. Here are all the pictures from our session with Jacob of Brumley & Wells…