Our Yoshino tree is now in full bloom!
One my favorite flowering trees is the Japanese cherry tree because they’re hardy and produce beautiful flowers that look like clusters of snow. Here are some photos I took of Someiyoshino (I call them ‘Yoshino’) variety:
I named the main character of my manga Ronin Yoshino after our tree!
Speaking of cherry trees, this years Sakura Matsuri: Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival, is on May 5, 2012! It’s held at the Stony Brook Japan Center (Charles Wang Center) in Long Island, NY. I’ll have a booth there displaying and selling my Ronin Yoshino manga books, art prints, posters and trading cards!