In Japan, they have an annual tradition of enjoying the beauty of blooming flowers during spring. It’s called Hanami and is focused mainly on cherry blossoms because, when it first started many centuries ago, they were used to predict the year’s harvest as well as announce the rice-planting season. People believed there were spirits living inside the trees and made offerings to them. Afterwards, they partook of the offering with sake.
Today, people still gather to enjoy the flowers and have a party outdoors, surrounded by the blooming beauty of nature.Read More