As we wrote on our blog last year, early March is the time we start to predict on which date the first cherry blossom blooms and we feel very nervous but at the same time we very much look forward to it. Here are the “Kaika Yoso (Cherry blossom forecast) 2012” announced by a few […]
Thank you, cherry blossoms! You make people’s face up and make them smile.
“Hanami” literally means “flower viewing” in Japanese. Although it means mainly cherry blossom viewing nowadays, traditionally “flower” means plum flower. And ancient Japanese people are said to enjoy plum blossom viewing and they wrote many poems about it. This year the plum flower is blooming a bit earlier than usual, at many places on our bike tour we can enjoy its red […]