Beginning in Spring

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Beginning in Spring

When I moved into SR Kichijoji, it was a cold February. Walking around the streets I could still see the mountains of snow that had been pushed to the sides of the pathways. Thinking back now, it's hard for me to remember how cold it was then, since I am now sitting under my AC right now trying to hide from the Summer heat that's outside. So far I've experienced two seasons here in my sharehouse, and it's been so interesting to see the contrast of Spring and Summer in Kichijoji.


At the beginning of Spring, it was still cold; but you could tell people were starting to come out of their Winter caves. The grass was getting greener, the plants were suddenly bursting into a lush colour and everyone was waiting with anticipation as the cherry blossoms started to bud.


Indeed, cherry blossom season is one of the best times to be in Kichijoji. Just like the explosion of blossoms, people come and cover every square inch of Inokashira park. I feel quite lucky with my home, since it only takes me 20 minutes to stroll over to the park. Needless to say, I ended up visiting the park during cherry blossom season everyday. Just like all the visitors to Inokashira park, I too had caught sakura fever.


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Irish photographer who calls Social Residence Kichijōji home.
You'll usually find me in a nearby coffee shop with my camera or working on articles in the shared living space.
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