Every year in Japan, people flock to different cities to witness the blooming of the pink sakura, or cherry blossom trees. The sakura is closely associated with the culture of Japan; the national weather service even tracks the movement of the sakura front.” This is the imaginary line of blooming trees that travels south-to-north every season. (To find out where the sakura front is now, click here.) Even though the cherry blossoms bloom every year, their beauty and splendor never get old.
(H/T Bored Panda) There are various parts of Japanese culture that is tied to the cherry blossom tree. For example, the tradition of “Hanami” is the centuries-old practice of picnicking under a blooming sakura or ume tree. Thousands of people travel to cities in Japan to witness the blooming of these cherry blossoms… and now we can understand why. Share this beautiful annual event with others.