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Sakura in Sydney

This year’s spring in Sydney has a sobering power waking people up to mother nature’s beauty and resilience.

I recently took a trip to Auburn Botanic Garden for the Sydney Cherry Blossom Festival. This is my first Hanami in Sydney and the huge crowds in the park soon make me feel like home… I have some very good memories going on Hanami trips at Kamogawa River in Kyoto, but the spring in there is more clouded and sentimental compared to it is here – radiant and bursting with life’s energy:

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