As Japan's beautiful sakura season begins to approach its end and people wrap up their hanami, or cherry blossom viewing parties, photographers have flocked to famous cherry blossom spots to capture the fleeting beauty of the iconic flower. This year, however, weather has added a gorgeous wrinkle to their photography. As reported by the Yomiuri Shinbun, a cold front in the Kanto-Koshin region has shown temperatures usually seen in late January, resulting in snowfall in certain regions.

The timing of the longer-than-usual staying sakura and sudden snowfall have turned full bloom cherry blossoms into snow blanketed wonders.

In areas already deemed to be fantastic cherry blossom viewing spots, Japan's quintessential symbol of spring is being covered in snow, perhaps a stubborn but gorgeous refusal to fall off the tree quite just yet. Enjoy a rare look through pictures and videos of "winter in spring" cherry blossoms!

By - Big Neko.