Hypnotic Cinemagraphs Capture Cherry Blossoms in Motion

One of our own happens to be visiting Japan during the Cherry Blossom festival. ABC News photo editor Deana Mitchell captured these moving images of the cherry blossom trees while in Tokyo. The peak in Japan ranged from mid to late March this year. The cherry blossom season is relatively short; peak bloom occurs just one week after the first blossoms appear. In Washington, D.C., this week is considered the peak time so it's not too late to get outside and enjoy the bloom. All images by Deana Mitchell.