21:36 21 March 2016
Video Advisory (March 21) Cherry blossom blooms in central Tokyo
TOKYO, March 21, Kyodo
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Cherry blossom blooms in central Tokyo
-- The weather agency announces March 21, 2016, that it has confirmed the first blooming of the season of a "Somei Yoshino" cherry blossom in central Tokyo, five days earlier than usual. When an agency official confirmed the blooming of eight blossoms on a sample tree on the premises of Yasukuni Shrine, he told a number of shrine visitors who had gathered near the tree, "Finally, the cherry blossom has bloomed," to trigger applause. The agency said it will likely take about a week or 10 days for the cherry trees to be fully in bloom.
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