Hanami ; Japan’s famous flowers.

Hanami is a special time of the year in Japan where the famous Sakura(cherry blossom) appears for not even a month. There are other flowers in abundance but the real delight is the Sakura as they are a symbol of beauty and impermanence because of their short lifespan.

During this time people flock from all for a chance to view these flowers and sit underneath a warm sky enjoying a gentle breeze surrounded by Sakura trees.

I and my dormmates were not immune to the crazed sickness of hunting sakura flowers as we traveled around Nagoya to see them at the local famous spots.

A river in Okazaki where we took a boat ride to see the flowers.

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Not even the rain could stop the need for sakura viewing.

-Tsurumai Koen in Nagoya

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-Yamazaki river in Nagoya.

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