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illegal sakura

Japanese law states that in the month of April, any Japan-based blog MUST have at least one cherry blossom photo on it. Failure to comply can result in a six month prison sentence, which seems rather harsh to me, but I'm not going to argue with them about it.

The notorious Japanese Sakura Police (JSP) are once again out in force, knocking on the doors of bloggers who've thus far failed to post at least one sakura photograph. Usually a verbal warning is given, followed by arrest three days later if still no photo has been put on the blog. Anyway, I think the trees look rather beautiful and a carefully framed shot with the right lighting can really help a blog come alive. It's behind the car, next to the gas containers.

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On Monday, 11 April, 2005, Anonymous Bondi Books said:

Above post is so true!! I had one member of the Japanese Sakura Police email me for updates. I had no choice bbut to oblige.
And wheres my bloody link ya limey bugger!!!  



On Monday, 11 April, 2005, Blogger the englishman said:

i was taken into custody by the JSP so didn't have time to sort all the links till now....  



On Wednesday, 13 April, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said:

i am a japanese and one of my friend got arrested last week.

he had been in a hospital and couldn't have chance to put the photo on his blog. I am sorry for him

http://blog.livedoor.jp/iroiro5/  



On Tuesday, 19 April, 2005, Blogger quaisi said:

I put one up before they could get to me. :)  



On Saturday, 23 April, 2005, Blogger Queen T said:

i hope the JSP doesn't come to get me (or anyone else up north for that matter). kaika isn't until next week!  



On Wednesday, 08 June, 2005, Anonymous Sydney B said:

So that's really true? Do they have a site?  



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