The Saho River originates from the virgin forest of Mt. Kasuga and flows through
the central part of the city of Nara.
It is one of the most popular sakura-viewing spots in Nara City.
The branches of the sakura trees stretch over the pathways.
Along the river, flowers in bloom are not only sakura or small yellow ones
but also flowers blooming unnoticed on the river banks.
Most of them are wild; some have gotten wild after planted by the people living nearby.
|People are also part of nature.|
I'm happy to be able to share this Sakura walk I love with you in this time of crisis and uncertainty.
I had a walk wearing a mask and keeping safe distance from others.
With the gentle flow of the river, lovely flowers, warm sunlight, ....,
I was forgetting the tension of the fights against the invisible enemies.
Along this river, everything looks to be off-limits except spring.
More about the Saho River; Princess Saho dyes Nara City pink, spring in 2014
Halloween-colored Saho River, autumn in 2015
|(iPhone photos by my son and daughter)|
Girls F and Y at the Muko River, Y and M at the Saho River
There are many rivers where rows of sakura trees line up along both sides of the river.