The cherry blossom front is heading north across the lake, and at Kaizu Osaki in Makino Town, Takashima City, Shiga Prefecture, cherry blossoms in full bloom decorate the shores of Lake Biwa. On April 9, 2024, a strong wind blew, and visitors looked on at the short lives of the flowers, which began to fall soon after reaching their peak.

Articles are excerpts from reports and news in the Kyoto Shimbun. Due to automatic translation, some expressions may not be accurate.