"Sakura" means cherry blossoms in Japanese. Cherry blossoms are in their full bloom at the beginning of April when Japanese visits parks to see them and enjoy "Ohanami". "Ohanami" means cherry blossom viewing in Japanese. Cherry blossoms bloom only for weeks in a year, but they are really beautiful. So we go to parks for "Ohanami" to enjoy their beauty and celebrate coming spring. We sit under trees and have foods and drinks. So I visited Senzokuike park to see biological impacts of Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident. Senzokuike park possess the outstanding size in Tokyo as Park with a pond and it is famous for cherry blossoms and "Ohanami". Cherry blossoms are extremely beautiful and I cannot find any impact of the accident there. People in Tokyo have no worry about the accident, because it is far away from the site and there is no contamination by the accidents.
Posted by Yoshitaka Kiriake from Japan on April 2, 2013.
I continue to visit various places in Japan to see the effects of the accident, because I can meet various creatures and know how they are. It is important to see their health for our safety.