To view more photos and videos of cherry blossoms and hanami parties throughout Japan, browse the #桜, #花見 and #お花見 hashtags on Instagram.
In Japan, sakura (桜), or cherry blossoms, stand as the symbolic flower of spring and start appearing all over the country as the seasons change. During this season, rows of cherry trees with their pastel-pink crowns transform the country and shower the streets in falling petals. People go out to gardens, streets and parks for hanami (花見), or flower viewing, to appreciate the beauty of the cherry blossoms and the mild weather after the long, cold winter. Often, hanami involves picnicking in the best sakura locations and enjoying food and drinks with friends under cherry trees. The blooming of sakura begins from the south around late March and spreads northward through the beginning of May.
Want to see more photos and videos from some of the most famous sakura locations in Japan? Explore the location pages below:
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"… To all the dreamers out there around the world watching this tonight in places like Ukraine and Venezuela, I want to to say we are here, and as you struggle to make your dreams happen and live the impossible, we are thinking of you tonight.
[Then he did the typical Oscar thank you….before moving one to a more heartfelt subject:]
This is for the 36 million people who have lost the battle to AIDS. And to those of you who have ever felt injustice because of who you are and who you love, I stand here in front of the world with you and for you…”
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Hello everyone! It is less than 24 hours to a new day, a new month and a new year. After months of hard work, we are proud to officially launch and present to you our school’s website! For those who are interested in learning how to play an instrument - from the piano to the guitar and many more, please check out our school’s website athttp://srornosmusicschool.com/.
To an exciting and prosperous 2014 - Happy New Year!