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2022 Yushima Tenjin Plum Blossom Festival

The 2022 Yushima Tenjin Plum Blossom festival was good.  The weather was great, as were the flowers.  There weren’t many people.  I couldn’t have asked for more.  Flower photographers had a field day. It was an enjoyable event.

stone memorial and plum blossoms

While I was at the shrine, the suddenly warm weather was a sign that winter was over?  No one was wearing scarves.  Heavy coats were nowhere to be seen.  Spring had come.

Yushima Tenjin and food stalls

And that was good because Yushima Tenjin was relatively crowded.  Even though I visited it on a weekday, many people were there.  The only thing missing for them was the tea ceremony.  There is usually one in the garden, but it might only be on weekends.

Everything was very sedate as usual.  Plum blossom festivals always are.  Everyone seemed to be happy walking among the flowers and taking pictures.  The only thing that got them excited was the monkey show.

2022 Yushima Tenjin plum blossoms against clouds
monkey performance at 2022 Yushima Tenjin Plum Blossom Festival

Yes, Yushima Tenjin always has a monkey show for the festival.  When they appear, most people tend to drop what they are doing and watch.  Actually, I get the feeling that plum blossoms and these performances go together.  

tiger ema votive tablet
plum blossoms on tree

And the main attraction, the flowers?  They were in great shape.  Most of them were in full bloom.  Some hadn’t formed at all, but those were in the minority.  There’s no rush, though.  That’s the good thing about them.  The flowers will be with us for another couple of weeks, I imagine.  That is one thing they are superior to cherry blossoms.  Cherry blossoms are here for only a short time, two weeks at most.

people taking pictures of Yushima Tenjin plum blossoms
plum blossoms at Yushima Tenjin

I might go to the 2022 Yushima Tenjin Plum Blossom Festival again if I have time.  There were a few pictures I didn’t take, and I would like to get them.  We’ll see what happens.  I need to work, and that restricts my photography.

2022 Yushima Tenjin Plum Blossoms against shrine roof
people at Yushima Tenjin plum blossoms

How about you guys?  Has anyone been to a 2022 plum blossom festival?  Let us know if you have. We’d love to hear from you.

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