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Above the Sakura & into the Sky

| Cherry Blossoms , Tokyo

Tokyo-based filmmaker Yasunori Iwamoto has traveled as far as New Guinea in plying his craft, but this project took place closer to home. Over the past decade or so, the Megurogawa River, especially the stretch that flows right by Nakameguro Station, has become one of Tokyo’s most popular spots for cherry blossom viewing (called hanami in Japanese).

Should we find ourselves feeling sentimental about the sakura when the all the petals have floated away, we think we’ll be watching Iwamoto’s video again!

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