Monthly Archives: February 2008

The Highest Mountain “Takane” in Shirahama

080208mttakane01_2Yesterday my friend asked me,

"How is the blooming of Sakura on Mt. Takane? Because I have my own Sakura there."

As I was not able to answer him I decided to go this mountain to check Sakura blossoms with my son today. (Actually there are our three sakura trees there too!)

When we got off our car we started to walk.
This is a small place to see Izu seven island on the way to the top of mountain…..

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White-eye, Sakura, Izu-Oshima island & Snow

080204mejiro01_2Today when I came back from Shimoda to Sakuraya I found that something is flying around the Sakura tree next to the entrance of Sakuraya building.

Yes, that was "White-eye" (Mejiro in Japanese).

When the Sakura trees have the flowers this bird come to get its honey.

This bird makes us to feel the spring has come!

Yesterday when I went to Minami Izu-cho, Southern area in Izu peninsula I went to
Shimokamo-town where Sakura festival takes place this month, but they hadn’t had many cherry blossoms there yet …….

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