I met with a friend for a stroll along the Philosopher’s Walk (哲学の道), a lovely 2km path that follows a small canal in the east of Kyoto. The cherry blossoms were still amazing although they had taken a beating in the night before. It had rained heavily enough that many blossoms had lost some of their petals. As a result, the canal was completely covered in them at some points. As we walked along the path, the wind ripped petals from trees and snowed them on us.