We deliberately timed our stay in Kyoto to coincide with cherry blossom season. The blossoms themselves are lovely, but at least as enjoyable as the flowers is watching other people appreciate them. Strolling and looking at trees (or picnicking underneath them) seems to be an activity in itself, and almost everyone stops to pose for photos, sometimes dressed in traditional Japanese clothes.
We joined the strolling and posing fun! The final picture was taken by a woman who offered to take our picture using my phone, and then asked if she could take a picture of us on her camera. We agreed, and soon four or five different people were snapping photos of us by the cherry blossoms. (Our unearned minor celebrity will presumably expire when we reach Barcelona in June.)