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Plum blossoms in Tokyo

Plum blossoms in Tokyo

While almost everyone is familiar with cherry blossoms, Japanese plum blossoms (梅, ume in Japanese) are not as widely known. Plum blossoms usually bloom from February to March in the Tokyo area, roughly a month before the famous sakura, and are associated with the end of winter, and the beginning of spring. Throughout the centuries, [...]