Trip of the day – Cherry Blossom Festival Tokyo

Susuki River Cherry Trees

Cherry Blossom Hanami Tokyo

photo taken by tokyoluv.com

Cherry Blossom Festival – Today on CNN I read that in Japan, the Cherry Blossom Festival, or Hanami as it’s called, has got an extra early start due to the weather this year. Normally the cherry blossom season starts anywhere from late March to early April depending on what part of Japan it’s in. Here in the USA, our season is supposed to be March 26th- March 30th for the peak blooming time for the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C.  I’m not sure if I’ll be making it over to Tokyo anytime soon, but in the meantime I found out that here in Denver CO, the SGI-USA (Buddhist Association for Peace, Culture and Education) has already planted over 1000 cherry trees in areas such as Cherry Creek, Wash Park, City Park, Sakura Square and other areas. It won’t be the same as an actual trip to Japan but it’ll have to do for now.

 

 

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