-BYOB for your hanami (cherry blossom viewing parties), ok.
-Disturbing other people’s hanami, not ok.
-Enjoy the sakura petals showering down, ok.
-Picking flowers off the branches, not ok.
-Picking up fallen petals or flowers off the ground, ok.
-Taking home a cherry blossom branch, def. NOT ok.
Look at how beautiful that is. How the grounds can stay brown instead of turning pink from all these petals is a mystery to me.
The significance of the cherry blossom tree in Japanese culture goes back hundreds of years. In their country, the cherry blossom represents the fragility and the beauty of life. It’s a reminder that life is almost overwhelmingly beautiful but that it is also tragically short.Homaro Cantu
When no one was looking, I stuffed- rather delicately- several petals and blossoms that have fallen to the ground in my pockets.. for pressing-between-some-heavy-book-page purposes.
There was cherry blossom everything everywhere, even whole sakura trees indoors and definitely around this adorbs Sakura Cafe in Marunouchi. I can only dream of flowers like these. Yes they’re real. How come flowers don’t grow this pretty in tropical climates?
Before leaving for Tokyo, it was cherry blossom festival at the Tokyo Bubble Tea near the office. So I had to try this Sakura bubble tea.
Didn’t try that cake, as I couldn’t even figure out what the flavor was of that bubble tea. What does sakura even taste like for real?