Cherry blossoms hold a special place in Japanese peoples hearts.  The ‘cotton candy’ flowers are only around for a week or so, and when Rupesh called me up with an old school ‘shakotan’ ride I knew right away that the ‘sakura’ background was the only way to go.

The Japanese symbol of spring arriving is the pink blossoms, despite the chilly morning start we headed out to the location.

This original, traditionally inspired ‘shakotan’ ride was catching everyones attention…even the ducks.

Original paint on this car which is in immaculate condition adds to the traditional aspect.

Sitting super low even the ‘train handle’ was scraping as was a few other bits and pieces…

The love is strong…more blossom, and more MkII to follow! Stay tuned!