Sakura - Cherry Blossoms

SAKURA  桜 さくら


Cherry blossom viewing is a compulsory yearly ritual in Japan. The blossoms are everywhere and reach full bloom around the first week in April. There are daily blossom forecasts on all tv channels and newspapers so that people can make the most of the spectacular blossoms. Usually people have a hanami 花見 cherry blossom viewing party, which are held sitting under the cherry trees and is similar to having a picnic, with lots of food and drinks, and singing.


The cherry trees are lit up and tables are placed to make a hanami party with lots of food and drinks including eating cherry blossom cakes and ice cream.