Hirano Shrine in Kyoto is a popular cherry blossom viewing place.
During hanami season they have a a special dining area set up in an outdoor area with many yattai style restaurants.
The shrine has a large garden with decorated lanterns, the gateway to the shrine is illuminated with temporary lantern posts.
On April 10th there is also a Cherry Blossom festival parade.
These photos are from April 10th 2018.
|Hanami and kimono.|
|Children's art decorates the lanterns.|
|As the festival, and these photos, were from a Tuesday, most of the people you see dressed in kimono were Chinese tourists.|
|This festival took place relatively late in the cherry blossom season.|
|Yattai, festival food vendors, on the shrine grounds.|
Here is a fried squid vendor.
|Many places to sit and enjoy festival food with traditional Japanese flair.|
|A stone lantern, ishi torou with a weeping cherry tree in the background.|
|People taking photos of the cherry blossoms.|
|Ema, votive plates, hang around the shrine with a cherry blossom theme.|
|Lanterns with a cherry blossom insignia.|
This is s metal version of traditional wooden lamp posts.
|Shrine banners and lanterns are raised for the Cherry Blossom festival.|
|A paper lanter (chochin).|
|Visitors to the weeping cherry tree dressed in traditional clothing.|
|Visitors posing for photos.|
|Kimonos, schoolgirls and cherry blossoms in a very Japanese scene.|
|Ema plates illustrating the annual Cherry Blossom Festival.|