Hanami is a Japanese tradition of admiring cherry blossoms

Hanami is a Japanese tradition of admiring cherry blossoms

Categories: Asia | Nature

The tradition of admiring cherry blossoms dates back to the XVI century. Thousands of Japanese people come to parks every year, sit under cherry blossoms and admire pink flowers. Enjoy the extraordinary beauty of cherry blossoms with us!

Hanami is a Japanese tradition of admiring cherry blossoms

Hanami is a Japanese tradition of admiring cherry blossoms

1. Since Monday, Ueno Park in Tokyo is filled with crowds of satisfied Japanese. As every year, they came to admire the cherry blossoms — the national symbol of the country. (Photo: TORU HANAI / REUTERS)

Hanami is a Japanese tradition of admiring cherry blossoms

2. Families, friends and classmates sit in parks under flowering trees, spread tablecloths, take out the food they brought with them and celebrate the spring festival until nightfall, enjoying the beauty of cherry blossoms. And in the evening, according to tradition, paper lanterns will be lit in the parks. (Photo: TORU HANAI / REUTERS)

Hanami is a Japanese tradition of admiring cherry blossoms

3. For several days, the Japanese will be watching sakura-zensen — the "cherry blossom front" — from a TV show that is shown immediately after the weather forecast. (Photo: AP Photo / Eugene Hoshiko)

Hanami is a Japanese tradition of admiring cherry blossoms

4. Sakura-zensen begins in February on the southernmost island — Okinawa. (Photo by THOMAS PETER / REUTERS)

Hanami is a Japanese tradition of admiring cherry blossoms

5. In Tokyo and Kyoto, cherry blossoms begin later — in late March or early April. (Photo: AP Photo / Shizuo Kambayashi)

Hanami is a Japanese tradition of admiring cherry blossoms

6. The most recent cherries will bloom in the north of Japan — on the island of Hokkaido. (Photo by THOMAS PETER / REUTERS)

Hanami is a Japanese tradition of admiring cherry blossoms

7. This year, the tradition of the khans was supplemented by another custom — to take selfies against the background of flowering trees. (Photo by THOMAS PETER / REUTERS)

Hanami is a Japanese tradition of admiring cherry blossoms

8. Hanami is an important part of Japanese identity. The budding buds sung by poets mean a new beginning, and literally, because when the cherries bloom, a new academic year begins, as well as a new working year in Japanese corporations. (Photo: AP Photo / Shizuo Kambayashi)

Hanami is a Japanese tradition of admiring cherry blossoms

9. The symbol of Japan, the cherry blossom, can be found almost everywhere in this country — on kimonos, dishes, jewelry and even on stationery. (Photo: TORU HANAI / REUTERS)

Hanami is a Japanese tradition of admiring cherry blossoms

10. Without this tradition, Japan would not be Japan, a 67-year-old Tokyo resident told a Reuters reporter. (Photo: AP Photo / Shizuo Kambayashi)

Hanami is a Japanese tradition of admiring cherry blossoms

11. "This is an event that every Japanese person has been participating in since they were very young," Miko Nakai said. (Photo: TORU HANAI / REUTERS)

Hanami is a Japanese tradition of admiring cherry blossoms

12. The cherry blossom, which lasts two weeks, is covered in detail in the Japanese media. (Photo by YUYA SHINO / REUTERS)

Hanami is a Japanese tradition of admiring cherry blossoms

13. The peak of flowering comes around the 7th day, then the cherry blossoms gradually begin to fade. (Photo: TORU HANAI / REUTERS)

Hanami is a Japanese tradition of admiring cherry blossoms

14. The Mayor of Tokyo believes that two million people will visit Ueno Park this year alone. (Photo: TORU HANAI / REUTERS)

Hanami is a Japanese tradition of admiring cherry blossoms

15. The Tokyo authorities have made sure that visitors to the parks do not leave behind garbage, for this they distribute picnic baskets and garbage bags to everyone. (Photo: TORU HANAI / REUTERS)

Hanami is a Japanese tradition of admiring cherry blossoms

16. At this time of year, in addition to parks, the Japanese also visit temples and shrines, around which cherry blossoms also bloom. (Photo: AP Photo / Shizuo Kambayashi)

Hanami is a Japanese tradition of admiring cherry blossoms

17. Hanami is a Japanese tradition of admiring cherry blossoms. (Photo: TORU HANAI / REUTERS)

Hanami is a Japanese tradition of admiring cherry blossoms

18. Picnic under cherry blossoms in Ueno Park in Tokyo. (Photo by THOMAS PETER / REUTERS)

Hanami is a Japanese tradition of admiring cherry blossoms

19. Hanami in Tokyo. (Photo: AP Photo / Shuji Kajiyama)

Hanami is a Japanese tradition of admiring cherry blossoms

20. Cherry blossoms are the national symbol of Japan. (Photo: AP Photo / Eugene Hoshiko)

Post News Article

Recent articles

25 people with unique faces that attract and repel at the same time
25 people with unique faces that attract and repel at the ...

The modern fashion industry is no longer similar to the one that was ten years ago. Now thinness and perfect proportions will not ...

Sleeping people
Sleeping people

Regardless of whether they get enough sleep or not, these guys will take advantage of any moment to take a nap. After all, there ...

20 fascinating paintings in the rhythm of a modern city
20 fascinating paintings in the rhythm of a modern city

A city is not just a place on the map, it is a way of life and a source of inspiration. The city has its own romance and its own ...