The tender pink sakura or the cherry blossom has its basic links with the culture of its native Japan. Below are some of our favorite photos of this year’s cherry blossoms in Japan. These trees blossom all across Japan every April, the springtime when students are back to schools, and people are back to work after enjoying the holidays. Interestingly, the national weather service of Janpan also tracks the movement of the sakura front which is an imaginary line which travels south to north every season and indicates the blooming of the sakura. The Convenient Sakura calendar gives details on how the line progresses in Japan.
The hanami festival or gathering under a sakura tree is celebrated all across Japan.