Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Cherry Blossoms



Cherry blossoms have now started to open in several cities in Japan, including Tokyo (8 days earlier than average). The cherry blossom (sakura) is Japan's unofficial national flower. It has been celebrated for many centuries and takes a very prominent position in Japanese culture. The Japanese celebrate that time of the year with hanami (cherry blossom viewing) parties under the blooming trees. Hanami literally means "flower viewing", however, it commonly refers only to cherry blossom viewing. Cherry blossom viewing is easy: Simply enjoy the intensity of the many blossoms by looking at a single tree or a group of trees. From a distance, the trees appear as beautiful clouds, while the beauty of single blossoms can be enjoyed from a close distance. Hanami can be just a stroll in the park, but it traditionally also involves a picnic party under the blooming trees. Hanami parties have been held in Japan for many centuries, and today are held in public and private gardens and parks across the country.

8 comments:

loveujordan said...

cherry blosssoms....pic #1 mcm kat Washington DC tempat akak belajar dulu...Japanese govt bagi hadiah pada USA long time ago....

untungnya you dapat tengok cherry blossom festival , cantik betul...p

pB said...

pB akan tunggu anak pokok dari japan...

Izariza said...

Superb shoots, spectacular views.

Saya suka gambar kedua itu, walaupun ada tangga yang mengganggu :)

NBK466 said...

Tak samo lak pokok cherry blossom dgn pokok CERI yg berbuah kat M'sia nie hah..he.he.he..

Sastri said...

waaaa.... bestnyer... ske nyer nengok gambar2 yg bro ambik... very clear and pretty... how i wish i'm in Japan to enjoy the beauty of those flowers...

blackpurple said...

Lawa...cantik..indah...tak terkata !

KAMATO said...

loveujordan, tempat saya keje kat prai dulu ada gak german bawak tanam, dia keluar gak bunga walau tak lebat mana... tapi sekarang dah kene tebang

pb, he he bawak gambar dah la....

izariza, geram gak dengan tangga tu

nbk, cerry mesia ada buah ....

sastri, kalau nak tenguk kene rancang betul... masa dia cuma seminggu je

BP, tahun depan boleh rancang honeymoon kat japan ..... he he

maklang said...

boleh ke dapat ke dapat anak pokok dari jepun macam pb kata tu...sure cantek kalau tanam kat Kerteh...