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Japan Photo Journal: Sakura serene, Fuji fantastic

(Mainichi/Toshio Odagiri)

A snow-capped Mount Fuji is seen through cherry tree branches heavy with blossoms at Fujimi Kotoku Park in the city of Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi Prefecture, west of Tokyo, on April 9, 2020. Many amateur photographers were seen taking photos of the quintessentially Japanese scene that morning. There are about 50 Someiyoshino sakura trees planted in the park, and local residents help tend them. On April 9, parts of the prefecture recorded high temperatures usually seen in mid- to late April. The prefectural capital Kofu reached a high of 21.8 degrees Celsius.

    (Japanese original by Toshio Odagiri, Fujiyoshida Local Bureau)

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