I think these are plum trees (ume), not cherry trees (sakura). Why were they blooming in January? Global warming?
I've got a longer post in the works, but as you may guess from these pictures, I left the airport during my layover in Narita. I came across these blossoms at the Naritasan Temple. I also saw this sign that says "No Black Dogs."
That's what it says to me anyway. Oreo would be allowed here, right?