Hanami: 花見 (flower viewing)
the Japanese traditional custom of enjoying the transient beauty of flowers, “flower” in this case almost always meaning cherry blossoms (“sakura“) or (less often) plum blossoms (“ume”). From the end of March to early May, sakura bloom all over Japan, and around the first of February on the island of Okinawa. By Wikipedia.
For more information: http://www.jnto.go.jp/sakura/eng/index.php
Today’s word and expression:
Cherry blossom: Sakura (桜 or 櫻; さくら)
観光案内所はどこですか。Where is the tourist information center?