Photographer Captures the Magical Beginnings of Japan’s Cherry Blossom Season

 

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Springtime has officially started in Japan, marked by the arrival of the iconic sakura blossom. Every year from late March to early May, the entire country transforms into a colorful splendor, covered in beautiful pink flowers. From Osaka to Kyoto, Japanese photographer Koji captures the beauty of Japan’s cherry blossom season in full bloom.

Koji’s stunning photos show streets paved with pink petals, forests blanketed with “sakura snow,” and lines of lush cherry blossom trees. In Kyoto, Koji captures the city’s pastel-pink colored trains rolling through blossom-covered railways. In Osaka, the talented photographer manages to get a shot of a yellow Japanese white-eye bird perched among pink foliage.

The annual pink phenomenon doesn’t stay around for long though. Once the cherry blossom trees begin to flower, their delicate blooms only last for a week or two before the petals fall to the ground. Koji’s photos perfectly capture the beauty of these ephemeral moments.

Koji also posts shots from the other three seasons, revealing Japan’s beauty all year round. You can see more from his portfolio on Instagram.

Photographer Koji captures the beauty of Japan’s cherry blossom season in full bloom.

 

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His photos show how the entire country transforms into a colorful splendor.

 

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From Osaka to Kyoto, the landscape is covered with blankets of beautiful pink flowers.

 

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h/t: [Reddit]

All images via Koji.

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