March 27: Cherry Blossom season is official today! The dazzling cherry blossoms in Nakameguro are in full bloom.
March 3: The Japan Meteorological Corporation released its forecast of the dates when cherry blossoms will start to flower and reach full bloom.
In Tokyo, the initial flowering date is estimated around March 20 and the full bloom date is expected at the very end of the month, March 26.
In Kanto region (including Tokyo), the cherry blossom season is expected to arrive at the usual time or somewhat earlier than the average year because the temperatures in Feb/March have been a bit higher than usual.
Flowering starts first in the southern region, gradually progresses northward. However, wind, rain and temperature conditions can cause the blossoms to appear either earlier or later.
March 7: History repeats itself・・・
March 14: Damien Hirst's Cherry Blossoms - Damien Hirst’s paintings with vibrant cherry blossoms in full bloom fill the space of the National Art Center. It is a timely exhibition because we are almost ready to welcome cherry blossom season. Damien's cherry blossoms are so strong and magnificent that it is spectacular to see cherry blossoms on such a scale and painted with a unique technique. The exhibition provides with a respite from the depressed feeling of the COVID-19 pandemic. See more DAMIEN HIRST'S CHERRY BLOSSOMS
National Art Center
7-22-2 Roppongi, Minato-ku,
March11: Tokyo Art Fair 2022 is being held at International Forum from March 10 thru March 12, 2022. I went the fair on March 10. It is always an exciting opportunity to have a chat with artist and see their original paintings, illustrations and sculptures. Yes, there were so many talented artists and several artworks that appealed to me, but there were so many and I could not focus on one artist.