But, for the few days every year when they are in full bloom it is magical.
The whole atmosphere of Japan changes.
Of course people still go about their daily lives and work but they take a few moments out to appreciate the blossoms.
The hanami parties are welcoming and friendly and bring friends and co-workers together.
People start new jobs and new school years while the blossoms bloom.
It’s a perfect time of year and you can see these blossoms all over Japan – not just in Kyoto or along Meguro river in Tokyo.
They really sum up what is amazing about Japan – appreciating nature, human relationships and the world around us.
(but still working hard and playing hard)
And also, there’s a lot of cherry blossom flavoured drinks, sweets, sakura mochi and desserts.
Right now, the blossoms in Tokyo are amazing.
Thank you for sticking with me for the last year and I hope you all found something fun and interesting within these posts!