桜まつり

5 Apr

Yesterday we went to a park for 花見 (Cherry Blossom Viewing), which has been a springtime tradition in Japan for centuries.

Just as most people in Japan do, we had a picnic under the trees.

There was a traditional Japanese dance performance.

It was a bit cold and overcast in Tokyo today…but the five of us were together, the sakura trees looked beautiful, and my wife made a delicious lunch for us. So we had a good time!

At festivals in Japan, there are almost always booths like this selling snacks and food...like these バナナチョコレート (chocolate-covered bananas).

What types of festivals are popular in your country?  Do sakura (cherry-blossoms) bloom were you live? Have you ever been to a 花見 (Cherry-blossom viewing picnic)?

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2 Responses to “桜まつり”

  1. Ana Pires April 18, 2010 at 6:30 pm #

    There aren’t many cherry blossoms where I live, nor any big Spring related festivals or traditions.

    What’s become a tradition for me however, is looking for blogs that mention “hanami” or “sakura” or anything related around this time in Spring, to look at the pretty flowers through pictures. Really enjoyed yours. 🙂

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