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The History of Hanami

In Japan, few events capture the essence of springtime as beautifully as hanami – the centuries-old tradition of cherry blossom viewing. Every year, as the sakura trees burst into bloom, people from all walks of life gather beneath their delicate pink canopy to celebrate the fleeting beauty of the season. But behind the…

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Beyond Tokyo: A Guide to Cherry Blossom Viewing in Yokohama

As spring unfolds its vibrant canvas across Japan, cherry blossom enthusiasts embark on a quest to witness the fleeting beauty of sakura. While Tokyo is a prime destination for hanami, Yokohama, its neighboring city, offers a unique and equally enchanting experience for cherry blossom viewing. In this guide, we’ll explore the best spots…

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The Beauty of Kawazu Zakura: Early Cherry Blossoms in Japan

Japan, a land of timeless beauty and cultural richness, is renowned for its breathtaking cherry blossoms that paint the landscape in hues of pink and white every spring. Among the many varieties of cherry blossoms, one stands out for its early bloom – the Kawazu Zakura. In this article, we’ll explore the significance…

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Cherry Blossoms and Spirits: the Haunting Tale of The Sixteenth Day

As the enchanting season of hanami unfolds, we delve into the captivating world of Japanese culture through the lens of Lafcadio Hearn’s haunting narrative, “The Cherry Tree of the Sixteenth Day.” Koizumi Yakumo, the Japanese name of Lafcadio Hearn, unveils a tale that transcends time, weaving together the delicate beauty of cherry blossoms…

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Blossoms Beyond Beauty: Discovering Japan’s Five Grand Cherry Trees

While the cherry blossoms will soon grace Japan, it’s intriguing to unveil five special cherry trees classified as great cherry trees in Japan, known as Nihon Godai Zakura. Designated as national treasures by the government in 1922, these magnificent trees hold not just age-old branches but also stories deeply rooted in Japanese history…

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Unearthing Tokyo’s Hidden Hanami Havens

In the vibrant scene of Tokyo’s hanami culture, there’s more than meets the eye. While iconic spots like Ueno Park and Chidorigafuchi are perennial favorites, Tokyo harbors hidden gems for those seeking a unique and unconventional hanami experience. Join us on a journey through the city’s most unusual cherry blossom havens that redefine…

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Sailing Under the Cherry Blossoms at the Edo Fukagawa Sakura Festival

Welcome to a journey where we’ll bring you to the most amazing spots and festivals for the 2024 cherry blossom season! This time, I’m bringing you to the Edo Fukagawa Sakura Festival, a celebration deeply rooted in the Edo period, and a modern-day spectacle in Tokyo’s Koto ward. From breathtaking cherry blossoms in…

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