Went to the "Sakura Festival" in Akkeshi today. It's around the same time every year, and is held in a park that is packed full of blooming Cherry Blossom. There are two types a very pale pink, and a very strong red/pink. There are stalls selling food and drink, mainly based around the town (Akkeshi) main export oysters and scallops.
For whatever reason though, there was zero cherry blossom in sight this year! And although the festival went ahead as normal, it was a shame not to get my annual photos of Japanese SAKURA!!!
The Sakura this year is supposed to hit at the end of this month though, so I will be ready with my camera when it happens. The day wasn't a complete disaster had a decent walk, and Saw some huge scallops and oysters. And some cool tree with little fuzzy things on it.