HANAMI (CHERRY BLOSSOM VIEWING)

The cherry blossom (sakura) has been celebrated in Japan for many centuries and holds a very particular place in Japanese culture. Although there are many varieties of cherry tree in Japan, most bloom for just a couple of days in spring. The Japanese celebrate this time of the year with Hanami (cherry blossom viewing) parties: friends, family or … Continue reading HANAMI (CHERRY BLOSSOM VIEWING)