A handful of photographers in Japan spawned my love of photography. One of those inspirational shooters is David A LaSpina (A.K.A. Japan Dave).

Dave was one of the photographers that got me interested in High Dynamic Range (HDR photography) in Japan.

Living in Okazaki City in Aichi Prefecture, Dave regularly posts quality photos, often including iPhone wallpapers, to his blog JapanDave.com. With spring and sakura in season in Japan, Dave posted this beautiful photo of a certain type of cherry blossom, one of the first to bloom in the area…

Kawazu Sakura

japandave.com: Kawazu Sakura
Kawazu sakura photo by David A LaSpina

This photo was originally posted on Dave’s blog: Enter Spring by David A LaSpina.

The kawazu sakura  「河津桜 Kawazu Cherry Blossom」 gets its name from the small town of Kawazu in Shizuoka Prefecture, to the east of Aichi Prefecture. The town even has a live camera feed, showing the kawazu sakura trees.

It’s interesting that the kawazu sakura has bloomed earlier in Okazaki, Aichi Prefecture than in Kawazu, Shizuoka Prefecture.

Location of this photo:

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View this location – Map coordinates: 34°56’48.1″N, 137°10’40.2″E.

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