For these pictures, thanks to my friend, Hiroshi Miwa, from Maizuru National College of Technology near Kyoto.
Japan is still reeling from the devastation caused by the earthquake, tsunami, and resultant nuclear reactor problems—an awful example of the terrible power that Nature can exert. However, nature does also have a kinder, gentler side, and Japan can offer a good example of that too…with their gorgeous cherry blossoms (sakura). Such delicate, fleeting beauty. Hiro has managed to capture the feeling of a soft pink tunnel with the avenue of trees below.