After the first sakura season I lived in Japan through, back in 2008, I rarely felt the need to return to Ueno Park.
There are places in Tokyo to experience hanami [flower-watching] once and from then on to avoid: Naka-meguro, Ueno Park, Shinjuku Gyoen, Yoyogi Park...
Although this is a generalisation and there are exceptions......
1. If I am drunk
2. If I am in the area
3. If I am in the area AND drunk
So, seeing as I was in the area and drunk one night last week - and that I was out with my good buddy, we decided to float through Ueno Park, have yet another beer and see what we could see.
As is the way with Japan and especially hanami, random shit happens. Pretty much the first thing we saw upon entering the park was this girl lighting a birthday cake.
...had to take a photo. Didn't take many more.
Gear, alcohol intoxication levels, processing?
Nikkor 50mm f/1.2 Ai [manual focus lens]
Shot with a 'Portra' simulated film curve in the camera.
Shot after having drunk five, 500ml, cans of beer.
Shot very quickly.
Shot with the lens set to 3metres, from the hip, at f/1.2
White balance sorted, shadows lifted a little, noise reduced in post.
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