I feel a little sad for my friend who visited all the way from the Philippines to experience Japan's world-famous cherry blossoms last week. Forecasts said that the sakura would have been in full bloom beginning March 24 but the weather turned out to be too cold still, thus delaying the shy flowers' rupture.
The sun has been blazing since Saturday, and hopefully, it succeeds in beating the chilly winds and usher in the full blooming of Tokyo in a few more days.
The pics here are of the few early starters we chanced upon as we toured the city. I will post this week's shots as soon as possible.