滝桜 Miharu Takizakura

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The Miharu Takizakura (三春滝桜?, litt. waterfall cherry tree of Miharu) is an ancient cherry tree in Miharu, Fukushima, in northern Japan. It is a weeping higan cherry (Prunus pendula "Pendula Rosea", benishidarezakura in Japanese) and is over 1,000 years old.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MiharuTakizakuraIt flowers in mid to late April, and its light pink flowers spread in all directions from the branches, like a waterfall.

The tree is 12 metres high, the trunk circumference is 9.5 metres, the east-west spread is 22 metres, and the north-south spread is 18 metres.

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Comments (8)

Sunriser © on April 29, 2013

Impressive and beautiful tree!

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Best wishes from Brazil!

樋口友克 on April 30, 2013

to Sunriser ©

この桜は日本三大桜の一つなんです。

JennyW on May 3, 2013

That is smart, to sustain the branches. Hope for you, it will still last for many years.

樋口友克 on May 5, 2013

to JennyW

樹齢1,000年らしいです。 三春町が肥料を撒いたり枝の手入れをしております。 この桜は三春町を代表する観光資源で、桜が開花した時にはこの近くの道路はクルマで大渋滞します。 なんといっても日本三大桜の一つですから。

JennyW on May 12, 2013

Thank you for the explanation 銭形警部.

Greetings Jenny ( ジェニー )

樋口友克 on May 13, 2013

to JennyW

どういたしまして。 返信ありがとうございます。

(*ゝω・)ノ Thank you♪

Miyata Takeshi (猫砂) on June 26, 2013

物凄い幹の太さですよね、圧倒されてしまいます。

樋口友克 on June 28, 2013

to 猫砂 "cat litter"さん

夜になってライトアップされた時は、巨大な怪物、マンモスのように見えてしまいました。

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Photo taken in Taki, Miharu, Tamura District, Fukushima Prefecture 963-7714, Japan

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