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Tuesday, December 14, 2010



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HANAMI : Cherry blossom viewing

It has been a Japanese custom since the 7th century when the aristocrats enjoyed looking at beautiful sakura and wrote poems. Sakura is a symbol of Japan, and it's said that there are over four hundred varieties of cherry trees in Japan.

Hanami festivals are held all over Japan in spring. In hanami parties, people have fun, drinking, eating, and singing during the day or night. It is like a picnic under sakura trees. Usually, people bring food, do BBQ, or buy food from vendors for hanami parties.

In popular hanami spots, there are even competitions for the best spots. If you do not like a crowd, you can go to mountains or other quiet places for hanami. Stop by any gardens near you. There are sakura trees everywhere in Japan.

Cherry blossoms flower at different times throughout Japan. The cherry blossoms begin blooming in January in Okinawa, and they are at their peak in late March to April in Honshu region. In Hokkaido, cherry blossoms usually become in their peak in May

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