Many tourists come to Japan to enjoy sakura blossoms and take part in the khans, a long-standing Japanese tradition, when the Japanese go to parks and gardens to have a picnic with employees, friends, and their families. They walk, drink, socialize and have fun under the spreading sakura trees, thus paying tribute to the fleeting beauty of flowering and celebrating the arrival of spring.
But it is not necessary to go to such large famous parks as, for example, Shinjuku Gyoen or Ueno Park to enjoy the marvelous beauty of sakura blossoms. In Tokyo, this huge metropolis, which many people imagine as the city of the future, erected from glass and concrete, there are many streets where you can see sakura blossoming in abundance. Continue reading
UENO PARK – UNIT OF TEMPLES WITH FLORA AND FAUNA
Ueno Park was created in the distant nineteenth century specifically for the relaxation of the royal family. Now Tokyois are resting here, tired of the crazy rhythm of a huge city. Despite the fact that Tokyo is a modern developing megalopolis, the government is making every effort to plant it, including preserving existing gardens and parks.
World-famous sakura trees grow in Ueno Park, the color of which can be admired from March to April, sometimes longer, depending on the beginning of flowering. Under the shade of sakura, good photos are obtained. Continue reading
It is customary to gather for picnics not only during the day, but also in the late evening and even at night, because at this time the blossoming sakura is especially beautiful. In the parks and gardens under the trees, small lanterns called “wright-appu” are installed, which illuminate them from below, as well as tall lanterns made of “washi” rice paper, from which light gently falls on the flowers. Night hanami is called “Iosakura”, which means “night sakura.”
In the spring, when sakura blooms, a magical time begins in Japan. From all over the world, connoisseurs of beauty come here to enjoy the moment when the whole country is buried in white and pale pink colors. The splendor of flowering trees is difficult to put into words, however, like everything in this world, it is inconsistent. Continue reading