Denenchōfu 田園調布

Every year, from late March to early May the cherry blossom front (桜前線 sakura zensen) moves in a wave across Japan from southwest to northeast. Blue tarps and picnic lunches blanket the best viewing spots as the full bloom arrives in each location. For anime seichijunrei fans and butaitanbou practitioners, this also means a precious and short window of time to capture the location models for favorite works before the blossoms drop. In cases where sakura were depicted in the work, this is a brief opportunity for the perfectionist to capture images of locations as they appeared in the series. Otherwise, its a fun and fleeting chance to see these places with an extra dusting of pink and white.

Part 2 (this post) covers Kantō, later blooming parts of Chūbu, Tōhoku and Hokkaidō. Part 1 covers Kyūshū, Shikoku, Chūgoku, Kansai and earlier blooming parts of Chūbu.

The featured image of Denenchōfu at top was graciously provided by Furabā (フラバー @flyingbird1124).

Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture

Tamayura

@Bf109K1 made a cherry blossom pilgrimage to Shioiri, Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture for Tamayura: Hitotose.

The trees that once created a canopy of blossoms at the entrance of the Sakamoto Tunnel have gotten a dramatic pruning. My hunch is that they had become too entangled with the power lines. Hopefully we’ll see some new growth after a few years.

Yamato, Kanagawa Prefecture

Long Riders!

@Bf109K1 made a cherry blossom pilgrimage to Yamato, Kanagawa Prefecture for Long Riders!

Ogawa, Saitama Prefecture

Non Non Biyori

Kuki, Saitama Prefecture

Lucky Star

Kawagoe, Saitama Prefecture

Tsuki ga Kirei

Kishi Seiji (監督岸誠) is the director of Tsuki ga Kirei.

https://twitter.com/TRITON_Extreme/status/1114656717990580224

Chichibu, Saitama Prefecture

Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai.

Hannō, Saitama Prefecture

Yama no Susume

@teo_imperial made a cherry blossom pilgrimage to Hannō, Saitama Prefecture for Yama no Susume Third Season.

https://twitter.com/yassspark/status/1114316055801810944

Sakuragaoka, Tama, Tokyo Metropolis

Fate

Higashi-Ōizumi, Minamitanaka and Nerima, Nerima Ward, Tokyo Metropolis

Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso

Imperial Palace East Gardens, Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo Metropolis

Tada-kun wa Koi wo Shinai

Kanda Myōjin, Tokyo

Love Live!

Ueno Park, Taitō Ward, Tokyo Metropolis

Mitsuboshi Colors

Denenchōfu, Ōta Ward, Tokyo Metropolis

Fruits Basket (2019)

@flyingbird1124 made a cherry blossom pilgrimage to Denenchōfu, Ōta Ward, Tokyo Metropolis for Fruits Basket (2019) Episode 1.

Denenchōfu-honchō, Ōta Ward, Tokyo Metropolis

Clannad

@Bf109K1 made a cherry blossom pilgrimage to Denenchōfu-honchō, Ōta Ward, Tokyo Metropolis for Clannad.

Mizuho, Tokyo Metropolis

Clannad

Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture

Ore no Imōto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai

Awara, Fukui Prefecture

Chihayafuru

Yuwaku Onsen, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture

Hanasaku Iroha

Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture

Hanasaku Iroha

Nishigishi “Yunosagi” Station, Nanao, Ishikawa Prefecture

Hanasaku Iroha

Noto-Kashima Station, Anamizu, Ishikawa Prefecture

Hanasaku Iroha (adjacent)

Takaoka, Toyama Prefecture

Kimi no Suizō o Tabetai

True Tears

Nanto, Toyama Prefecture

Sakura Quest

Takayama, Gifu Prefecture

Hyōka

@offtama made a cherry blossom pilgrimage to Takayama, Gifu Prefecture for Hyōka.

Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture

Orange

@kbt_tigers1985 made a cherry blossom pilgrimage to Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture for Orange.

Komoro, Nagano Prefecture

Ano Natsu de Matteru

Tendō, Yamagata Prefecture

Sangatsu no Lion

Hirosaki, Aomori Prefecture

Flying Witch

@offtama (post), @makotomatic (post) and @mikehattsu (post) made cherry blossom pilgrimages to Hirosaki, Aomori Prefecture for Flying Witch.

Hakodate, Hokkaidō Prefecture

Love Live! Sunshine!!

Tōyako and Sōbetsu, Hokkaidō Prefecture

Sora no Method