five years ago today : kyoto

Five years ago today, on March 23, 2006, I took this photo while traveling in Japan during cherry blossom season.

Every day of the trip was hanami 花見 -- the art and act of appreciating cherry blossoms -- and parks were filled with businessmen on lunch, old ladies, teenagers and families. It was one of the most amazing experiences I've had in a foreign country. We're all thinking of Japan lots right now, so it seemed a good time to share this photo and memory.