The pretty plums aren't in full bloom yet so if you are in Tokyo this week, better grab this opportunity! I recommend this to be added to your itinerary! :)
Plum blossoms are as beautiful as cherry blossoms! <3
More photos later when you scroll down below! :)
But before that, let me just share this very sweet / thoughtful gesture by Asmitha-chan (a little sister / 妹ちゃん reader of mine).
I seriously did not expect a "birthday package" again this 2016!
I super appreciate this! Handmade gifts are really the most touching!
I will forever keep this! <3
I can't wait to meet you someday here in JAPAN!!
Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness / gifts from the heart, Asmitha!
These are my treasures! :")
Setagaya Ume Matsuri (世田谷梅まつり 2016)
Known for its over 600 blooming plum trees, this Setagaya park hosts an annual plum festival in February. Other features include baseball and soccer fields, a playground, and a tea house. - Time Out Tokyo
Access Guide: From Shinjuku, take the Odakyu Line to Umegaoka Station.
You can also buy fresh flowers from the park's stalls!
This must be lovelier this coming weekend!
*can't stop taking photos*
Laura's OOTD that day was so on point!
White + Pink please!
Prunus mume is an Asian tree species classified in the Armeniaca section of the genus Prunus subgenus Prunus. Its common names include Chinese plum and Japanese apricot. The flower is usually called plum blossom. This distinct tree species is related to both the plum and apricot trees. Although generally referred to as a plum in English, it is more closely related to the apricot. The fruit of the tree is used in Chinese, Japanese and Korean cooking in juices, as a flavouring for alcohol, as a pickle and in sauces. It is also used in traditional medicine.
The tree's flowering in late winter and early spring is highly regarded as a seasonal symbol. (source)
Thank you Laura for being my date that day, yay! <3
And we tried to do a selfie... yay shadows on our faces lol
After that, we roamed around Shimokitazawa and had pancakes (I forgot the name of the place lol).
I took more photos using my phone but I'll share those next time! :D
*takes photos for Our Kawaii Tokyo Book*
When in Shimokitazawa, look for vintage finds from the trendy thrift stores!
And spotted a Bunny cafe while we were walking around the neighborhood! :)
Hope you guys enjoyed the photos!
Super excited for the cherry blossoms now~