Day 1: On the Road on Tokyo

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Our Asia trip is finally underway, after much anticipation.  First stop is a night in Tokyo.  For some reason, we’ve only ever been to the land of the rising sun for a few days at a time.  This probably needs to be rectified in the near future, but for now, we will make do with our short time in this lovely city.  We decided to spend the morning strolling through the tranquil Japanese gardens in Shinjuku Gyoen National Park.  There were not many people around, which made the experience even more peaceful. It was a relaxing morning until we had to make a mad dash back to the airport, but that’s another story for another time.

Photo of the Week: Japanese Garden

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This weekend is Sakura Matsuri, the 35th annual cherry blossom festival at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.  It’s the peak time to see all the beautiful spring flowers in bloom. This picture was taken on a stroll of the Japanese garden, a little piece of calmness in the center of chaos.  It was a beautiful Saturday and thousands of people made the trip to Prospect Park not just to enjoy the flowers but to take in the colorful cosplay and and performances at the festival.  

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