Ome Plum Tree Garden

Ome Plum Tree Garden

My teams work very hard and sometimes you need to take a break.  Last friday we head out of the center of Tokyo for a bit of rest and bonding.   We started out at Akigawa Trout Fishing Park for a bit of river fishing and a BBQ.  This place is a lot of fun.  I spent most of my time taking photographs. Today’s configuration:  Hasselblad 501cm with a Carl Zeiss Planar 80mm shot on Ektar 100. 

Akigawa International Trout Fishing Park

Akigawa International Trout Fishing Park

It is hard to believe this is still Tokyo... Beautiful and peaceful.

Akigawa International Trout Fishing Park

Akigawa International Trout Fishing Park

Meet Ryota and Takuro.  Two of the smartest people I know...

Akigawa International Trout Fishing Park

Akigawa International Trout Fishing Park

After a bit of fishing we headed to Ume no Koen Park...the Plum Garden.

Ome Japanese Plum Tree Park

Ome Japanese Plum Tree Park

We were a little out of the center of Tokyo.  Starbucks hasn't found this part yet.  Just this place...

Ome Japanese Plum Tree Park

Ome Japanese Plum Tree Park

Ome Japanese Plum Tree Park

Ome Japanese Plum Tree Park

Apparently there is a camera shop but I couldn't find it...

Ome Japanese Plum Tree Park

Ome Japanese Plum Tree Park

Ome Japanese Plum Tree Park

Ome Japanese Plum Tree Park

This couple had some really nice cameras...

Ome Japanese Plum Tree Park

Ome Japanese Plum Tree Park

Ome Japanese Plum Tree Park

Ome Japanese Plum Tree Park

Ome Japanese Plum Tree Park

Ome Japanese Plum Tree Park

I loved looking up and seeing the trees. I wish I had a wide angel lens for my Hasselblad...

Ome Japanese Plum Tree Park

Ome Japanese Plum Tree Park

Ome Japanese Plum Tree Park

Ome Japanese Plum Tree Park

Sadly the trees got diseased and after years of trying to cure they are going to have to cut them all down to kill the disease.  You can see they have already cut the left half of this mountain.

Ome Japanese Plum Tree Park

Ome Japanese Plum Tree Park

I walked a lot more than I expected...

Ome Japanese Plum Tree Park

Ome Japanese Plum Tree Park

Ome Japanese Plum Tree Park

Ome Japanese Plum Tree Park

Ome Japanese Plum Tree Park

Ome Japanese Plum Tree Park

Also meeting Sayaka, Kazuyo and Shoichi...

Ome Japanese Plum Tree Park

Ome Japanese Plum Tree Park

This 83 year old man was selling these little Japanese sandals he made.   The sign used to say 82 but he updated it. Cute.

Ome Japanese Plum Tree Park

Ome Japanese Plum Tree Park

The beer truck...

Ome Japanese Plum Tree Park

Ome Japanese Plum Tree Park

Old school Kareoke...

Ome Japanese Plum Tree Park

Ome Japanese Plum Tree Park

These were all Plum Blossoms.  I am looking forward to a weekend of Cherry Blossoms.  Thanks for stopping by today...

Ohanami in Kinuta Park

Ohanami in Kinuta Park

Ohanami in Nakameguro

Ohanami in Nakameguro

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