Ring in the first day of spring with nostalgics and sakura

Not only is today the first day of spring, but it’s also the opening of the 100th National Cherry Blossom Festival. A century ago the mayor of Tokyo gifted 3,000 sakura trees to our nation’s capital as a sign of friendship between the two countries. Sadly, Hayashi Yayoi do not grow on trees.

We’ve always thought that a vintage Japanese car show would be a great addition to the festivities, but nostalgics are nearly impossible to find in salty wintered DC. Instead, here’s a virtual one, starting with a Mitsubishi Galant GTO

Nissan Fairlady Z, ready to take on the Wangan.

Mazda T2000.

MS90 Toyota Crown.

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7 Responses to Ring in the first day of spring with nostalgics and sakura

  1. E-AT_me said:

    there are a few of us in the area! but you’re right, not nearly enough.

  2. Nigel said:

    Here in Canada, near Toronto it is so foggy you can’t see the trees.
    (Happy first day of spring everybody).

  3. Tyler said:

    Strange to think those trees survived WWII, with all our animosity toward Japan at the time. It’s good they did, though; I think it shows humanity’s deep-rooted kindness to one another, before the greed and politics enter the picture.

    Happy Equinox, everyone!

  4. Kevin Truong said:

    Damn love them Z’s…

  5. shane_lxi said:

    Relevant photo whoring!

  6. We want to put one on for Denver’s cherry blossom fest too but can’t get the organizers to respond.

  7. Josh said:

    Love the MS90, never knew they made that shape Crown as a 2-door!

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