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花見 – Celebrating Natural Beauty

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

It seems that every morning becomes more and more gorgeous as the spring and summer months approach us. Consequently, every year around this time, the Japanese Weather Association puts up a watch for one of the most recognized customs of Japanese culture: the tradition of flower viewing (mainly cherry blossoms, or sakura) known as 花見 (はなみ , hanami). Hanami is a Japanese custom that goes back to the nation’s early history.