On 18th April I visited Ueda castle in Nagano pref.When I passed by the main gate two days before,cherry blossoms were at their best. Therefore, I was really looking forward to seeing them.
Colour of cherry blossoms slightly differs each year, more pinky or whiter depnding upon the weather.Cherry blossoms at the main gate were so beautiful and I am fascinated with them.
When I went further into the castle I was quite disappointed to find out a long chain of stalls along the moat.The other side of the stalls is full of cherry trees.
Stalls might be usual sight for local people at local festivals.However, I’d be pleased if you oculd consider what real OMOTENASHI means.