Shojuin is an ancient temple in Ujitawara-cho, Kyoto Prefecture, known as the production area of Uji tea. When I visited on April 8, 2024, during a light rain, I saw Yoshino cherry trees in full bloom before my eyes. When you enter the guest hall, the ''Inome-mado'' window at the innermost part catches your eye. The heart-shaped window frame cut out the moist cherry blossoms like a painting.

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