Accessibility links

Cherry Blossoms Lure Admirers Around North Asia

In a series of triptychs, Associated Press photographers in Beijing, Seoul and Tokyo capture the ways people in each country interact with the blossoms. Each set of images focuses on a theme: architecture, children, couples, picnics and others. The combined photos are notable as much for their similarities as their differences.
Show more

In this combination of photos showing children with cherry blossoms in Tokyo, Beijing, and Seoul, from left to right: A child walks under the blooming cherry blossom trees in Tokyo, March 30, 2017; a child with a cherry flower in her mouth looks at cherry trees at the Yuyuantan Cherry Blossom festival in Beijing, April 2, 2017; a girl's face is painted with cherry flower patterns during the cherry blossom festival in Seoul, April 8, 2017.  
1

In this combination of photos showing children with cherry blossoms in Tokyo, Beijing, and Seoul, from left to right: A child walks under the blooming cherry blossom trees in Tokyo, March 30, 2017; a child with a cherry flower in her mouth looks at cherry trees at the Yuyuantan Cherry Blossom festival in Beijing, April 2, 2017; a girl's face is painted with cherry flower patterns during the cherry blossom festival in Seoul, April 8, 2017.
 

In this combination of photos, from left to right: A couple takes a selfie under the blooming cherry trees at Ueno park in Tokyo, April 2, 2017; a woman takes a selfie with cherry blossoms in Beijing, March 25, 2017; visitors take a selfie with cherry blossoms in Seoul; April 8, 2017.  
2

In this combination of photos, from left to right: A couple takes a selfie under the blooming cherry trees at Ueno park in Tokyo, April 2, 2017; a woman takes a selfie with cherry blossoms in Beijing, March 25, 2017; visitors take a selfie with cherry blossoms in Seoul; April 8, 2017.
 

In this combination of photos from Tokyo, Beijing, and Seoul, from left to right: Crowds gather under a canopy of blossoms, April 7, 2017 in Tokyo; a child runs past men resting on a mat at the Yuyuantan Cherry Blossom festival in Beijing, March 25, 2017; visitors sit near cherry blossoms in Seoul, April 9, 2017.  
3

In this combination of photos from Tokyo, Beijing, and Seoul, from left to right: Crowds gather under a canopy of blossoms, April 7, 2017 in Tokyo; a child runs past men resting on a mat at the Yuyuantan Cherry Blossom festival in Beijing, March 25, 2017; visitors sit near cherry blossoms in Seoul, April 9, 2017.
 

In this combination of photos from Tokyo, Beijing, and Seoul, from left to right: Visitors ride paddle boats beneath blooming cherry trees on the Meguro river in Tokyo, April 9, 2017; crowds walk at the Yuyuantan Cherry Blossom festival in Beijing, March 25, 2017; visitors take souvenir photos with cherry blossoms in Seoul, April 8, 2017.  
4

In this combination of photos from Tokyo, Beijing, and Seoul, from left to right: Visitors ride paddle boats beneath blooming cherry trees on the Meguro river in Tokyo, April 9, 2017; crowds walk at the Yuyuantan Cherry Blossom festival in Beijing, March 25, 2017; visitors take souvenir photos with cherry blossoms in Seoul, April 8, 2017.
 

Load more

XS
SM
MD
LG