Category: Japanese Festival

The Most Popular Ohanami Foods

The Most Popular Ohanami Foods

The 2-week-long period in which the cherry blossoms are in bloom is a magical time in Japan. People of all ages gather with their friends, family, and loved ones to do “ohanami” (お花見) which typically means having a picnic beneath the beautiful sakura (さくら) trees. Here is a list of the most common foods and snacks that people can enjoy during ohanami.

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Sakura season is coming soon! ~Making the Most Out of Cherry Blossom Viewing Season

Sakura season is coming soon! ~Making the Most Out of Cherry Blossom Viewing Season

Cherry blossoms, also known as sakura in Japan, are the small, delicate light pink flowers that bloom from cherry blossom trees. The springtime phenomenon is truly a sight to behold but unfortunately its beauty is just too brief. After only two weeks, the petals of the soft pink canopy, drop to the ground, falling like feathery snow before they wither. Sakura is a flower native to Asia. It can also be found in China, South Korea and India but today it blooms even in other parts of the world. Continue reading