Source: Gaijin Pot
Cherry blossoms season is fleeting, but Instagram photos are forever. So far there’s a compilation of more than 2,700 photos across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with the #GaijinPotSakura tag of cherry blossom (or sakura, in Japanese) photos/vids. And, yes, we’ve checked them all out.
The GaijinPot 2018 Cherry Blossom Contest is still going because even though blossoms are fading in some parts of Japan, they will soon flourish in the northern areas like Tohoku and Hokkaido.
We noticed a few themes emerging among the photos and videos entered in the contest. Here are a few to keep you (and us!) inspired. And don’t forget to keep posting — the contest isn’t over yet! (See here for full contest details and prizes.)
Love & sakura
Sakura petals — wait, no — “love” is in the air… we can feel it all around! Can somebody please rewrite the 2000s rom-com cult classic Love Actually but have it set in Japan during cherry blossom season. People were not shy about showing off their affection, and who could blame them? Afterall, it’s Japan’s most romantic season.
Can’t help it.