Cherry Blossom Festival in Japan

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”).[1] From the end of March to early May, sakura bloom all over Japan,[2] and around the first of February on the island of Okinawa. By Wikipedia.
cherry blossom imagesFor more information: http://www.jnto.go.jp/sakura/eng/index.php

map of Japan

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?

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