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Sakura Cat by Risachantag Sakura Cat by Risachantag
This year, the sakura (cherry trees) bloomed late in Japan, so unfortunately, I missed most of the bloom. On the last day of our trip, we headed down to Ueno park, to see if there were any trees blooming ahead of the prediction... and we were in luck!

This tree, near one of the entrances, was in full bloom. Since this is Japan we're talking about, naturally there was a large number of people taking photos of it, but curiously, a small number were gathered around the trunk of the tree. Closer inspection revealed a large, and surprisingly, undeterred cat lounging on a low branch.

More photos and sketches from the trip can be found on my facebook page: [link]
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:iconpungender:
pungender Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is really pretty!
Can i use this image as a reference?
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iinu233 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
warm
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Yagamiseven Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
is it wearing a collar :?
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:iconrisachantag:
Risachantag Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
Yes, it had a kind of frill collar on. Japan has some weird pet fashions! Still, I was glad to see it has an owner.
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sanctuary-meadow Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hwhehe so cute
GREAT PHOTO
Love the colours and the feel in the "air"

=]
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bellesfairytale Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Professional Writer
Great shot! The cat looks so relaxed surrounding by all the cherry blossoms.
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:iconravador:
ravador Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
The cutest thing I ever seen!!! :heart:
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:iconthewhiterain:
TheWhiteRain Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Aw, cute. <3
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:iconmakeslifepretty:
makeslifepretty Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
love it!
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SnowRaven-Moonstar Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012   Writer
i lived in Japan for a year and there was a huge number of feral cats living in the park a short way from my appartment. Some of them were quite friendly others ran away from people but I was facinated by the number of feral cats I encountered where I lived.

Nice capture. The cat looks totally unbothered. :D this guy looks like he belongs to someone. :D
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Blaze-Typhoon Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
kitty!
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:iconsilverose44:
silverose44 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
NAWWW!!
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:iconkamikashi:
Kamikashi Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
meow! nyaa!
That cat got herself a VIP spot huh?
great pic!
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sora1589 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a content kitty :). Looks like you had a good trip then. Oh, and hail to our feline overloads haha
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:iconmetalraptor:
Metalraptor Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Extremely cute, beautiful cat. ^_^
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WaistDeepInThoughts Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
naawwww! it's so cute! :iconmonkeyloveplz:
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:iconaquacrescent:
AquaCrescent Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
Cute pic!
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:iconjadetorchwood:
JadeTorchwood Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
Love the cat's 'don't have a care' look. It's so cute.
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Lightninging63 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012   Traditional Artist
Aww, cute!
The little kitty looks so comfortable in that tree. And I love the flowers and their colours.

Very nice!
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chibi-demon-angel694 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww! So cute! :heart:
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GigglingOne Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
Aww this picture <3
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TOOT0TOOT Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
NICE
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capucines Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
Oh my, cherry tree + cute cat = :squee:
Lovely :meow:
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Madhatterscat Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
awwwww
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ShadowSheWolf3 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Such a cute cat,and I just love Sakura (Or Cherry Trees)xD There so beautiful :3 And I'm not even a pink loving girl! :)
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Sensakura Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ADORABLE LITTLE KITTY!! :heart:
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:iconironicjoy:
ironicJoy Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
this cat likes Sakura more than Cat Nip!
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TheBlueOrchid Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
awww, how cute :heart::heart::heart:
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Spells17 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Student General Artist
This is the cutest thing I will ever see. :3 Cuteeness!! :love: aWhhh so cuttte!! :3
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aoao2 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Professional Photographer
:love::love:
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flyingpeachbun Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012   Digital Artist
So cuute X3 Nice photo~
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deathvocals Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG this is lovely!!!
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LittleAppleTree Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
I really wanted to see the cherry trees blossom this year, but I couldn't afford to go. Hopefully I get to go next year!
Sorry you missed most of the bloom, but a very lovely shot!
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TheOddPersonOut Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
That cat looks content. Amazing!!
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dragondoodle Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You've been featured here [link]
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AdiPantera Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
That is sooo cute!! :meow:
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gabrielsangel Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Student Artist
ADORABLE KITTY!
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dragondoodle Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Adorable! :giggle:
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nekoni Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
What kind of insane... I thought you were taking part in the 'post a picture of a cat to a certain gallery to get a badge' April Fool's game... but you weren't. So ironic...

Oh a late bloom! You're lucky you were there at the right time, wow! The trees are beautiful, but don't you wish you could capture the smell, too?

You were so lucky with this cat, if it weren't for the unsavory random twig that pulls the attention next to its head I'd call this a perfect picture! Thanks for sharing it..
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Kinggigasmon Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Too cute!
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E-Mellon Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
Love it ! Hopefully it will appease our new feline overlords....
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Kata Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
A perfect upload in light of the April Fools Cat day :D
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oOToetjeOo Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist
that is one happy cat XD and i really like the colors~ ^^
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Jaffar8 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
looks like my cat george
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TimeVortex Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Aww, that is adorable. Glad you shared this one!
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Teavian Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012   Digital Artist
Aww, what an adorable kitty. This made a really great shot! So beautiful.
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