The Shiba Park plum blossoms of 2022! They were excellent. And luckily, I had good weather to photograph them. The only thing missing was time. I would have appreciated more of that. Still, I got some lovely photos.
The flowers looked excellent. I’m guessing they were at their peak. They were probably better than those of 2021. As always, there was a problem.
In the morning I had to work, luckily from home. But that didn’t finish until 1:40 pm. Once it did, I grabbed my gear and got to Shiba Park at about 3:30 pm. That only left me with a short amount of time.
Well, sunset was 5:30 pm, so that should have given me about two hours of light. But! There is always a but. As there are some large buildings in the area, they block the sun. So even as I arrived, there were some shadows over the trees. And each passing minute, more of them appeared.
On the positive side, I think the flowers were better than 2021. By the way, I still have the photos from that year. I’ll republish them someday, so you’ll be able to compare them yourself.
As always, I wanted a macro lens for these photos. The plum blossoms are small enough and beautiful enough to warrant one. I think I’ve said this maybe five or six times? Well, I hope I get one soon because I’m not getting any younger!
If you ever go to Shiba Park, be aware that it is small. And there are only seventy plum blossoms trees. So you might think it lacks some attraction. That is not exactly true. Tokyo Tower is visible from the park, which is nice.
Shiba Toshogu is also there. Toshogu is a shrine dedicated to Ieyasu Tokugawa, Japan’s first shogun. It’s pretty small but has some plum blossom trees. You should drop in and see it if you are ever in the area. Of course, Zojoji temple is only a short walk away too.
For more flower articles, look at:
- Azaleas at Nezu Shrine in 2022
- Cherry blossoms on the Kanda River in 2017
- Cherry blossoms at Inokashira Park in 2022 (night photos)
If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below. And have you seen the Shiba Park plum blossoms? Let us know if you have and what you think of it.