4. Cherry-blossom picnic

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In cherry-blossom times, it's customary to go for a picnic under the cherry trees. The best place for cherry blossom in Tokyo is the Ueno park, and there were blue plastic covers so that people could sit down for their picnic. This Saturday afternoon, all places were occupied. As you can tell from all the clothing it was not particularly warm, below 10 centigrades.