Hanami 2010

Hanami is a Japanese tradition of enjoying the view of flowers especially the sakura or cherry blossoms during spring season. The word ‘hanami’ is almost synonymous to outdoor picnicking or partying.

(Hanami was first used as a term analogous to cherry blossom viewing in the Heian era novel Tale of Genji. Whilst a wisteria viewing party was also described, from this point on the terms “hanami” and “flower party” were only used to describe cherry blossom viewing. — Wikipedia)

In Japan, sakura trees are everywhere – in parks, river banks and road sides.

Hanami is a great time for lovers. Isn’t it just lovely walking beneath those beautiful sakura trees with your special someone?

And also for the families…

Hanami is all about enjoying the company of others…

But, one can still enjoy(?) it alone, like this old man sleeping…

Or, this kid climbing up the tree.

Note: The photos are taken in Meguro-gawa (Pic 1-3) and Shinjuku Gyoen (Pic 4-7).

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3 Comments

  1. Gorgeous!!!

    Posted April 13, 2010 at 1:45 am | Permalink
  2. wow, the flowers are captivating.. i’d love to dance right under its shade..

    Posted April 16, 2010 at 5:49 pm | Permalink
  3. jeffrey

    I like the old man’s relax position.

    Posted April 19, 2010 at 5:49 pm | Permalink