in Japan is somewhat like a picnic where people bring food and drink and enjoy chatting with friends, sipping sake, writing poems, singing songs. One of the most popular foods is
Dango, a chewy snack food made from rice flour.
There are beautiful cherry trees throughout Japan and the blossoms bloom at different times. People flock to castles, shrines, temples, parks, and local neighborhoods to enjoy the pleasure of
Hanami. Two of the most famous places for Hanami in Tokyo are Yoyogi Park and Ueno
The Cherry Trees in Washington, D.C. were given to the
United States by Japan. The trees are different from cherry trees in other countries as they do not yield fruit. There are dozens of species of cherry trees in Japan and usually bloom for a very short period of time. Many say that when the wind blows, it looks as if it is showing. Unfortunately this also means the end of the beautiful blossoms as then float to the ground.