Nothing says “Spring in Japan” more than cherry blossoms blooming and scattering in the wind. Through recommendations from my co-workers, I stopped by Ueno Park a few times to check up on the cherry blossoms, since it would be a shame to not see one of the biggest symbols of Japan during my first spring here. The first few times I went, the blossoms were barely blooming, yet already there were a lot of people taking pictures of them. Although I’ve seen cherry blossoms in the past, seeing so many trees in a row with light-pink blossoms that looked as though they would fall apart with a single touch was breathtaking. With my camera in hand, I joined the crowd, finding opportunities to snatch as many pictures as I could.