Feast of tenderness and spring in Japan!

Feast of tenderness and spring in Japan!

19 March 2019 18:37

This year, the flowering of Japanese cherry began in the first days of March! Sakura - the national symbol of Japan, associated with the return of spring. In honor of Sakura, the Hanami festival is organized annually, dedicated to admiring its flowering. With the arrival of spring, all of Japan is looking forward to the birth of a new pink wave.

Traditionally, cherry blossoms in the land of the Rising Sun on the 20th of March. However, this time the first flowering tree appeared in the south of the country in February and early March. With the arrival of spring, an insane multitude of tourists come to admire the flowering, and the people of Japan put aside all their worries for a while in order to meditate on the blossoming sakura.

The Japanese associate the cherry blossom with the clouds, walking around the garden with the blossoming sakura they metaphorically call walking among the clouds. Observation of blooming flowers is denoted in Japanese by the word "han", which literally translates as "admiring the flowers." The tradition attracts tourists from all over the world and even gradually goes beyond the borders of the country. However, neither in Chicago, nor in Amsterdam, nor in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, where there are also alleys of sakura, admiring its flowering will not give such emotions as in Japan. The atmosphere of the country, its customs, architecture and mentality contribute to maximum immersion in the khans.