Micro-Season: “The First Cherry Blossoms”

We have entered the micro-season of “The First Cherry Blossoms”. This is the second micro-season of the mini season of Spring Equinox. To honor this season, we are investigating hanami, cherry blossom festivals, folk music, and a few haiku.

Cherry Blossoms

How many, many things They call to mind These cherry blossoms! ~Matsuo Basho Japan-Guide.com In Basho's home country of Japan there are over one hundred varieties of cherry trees. The most popular cherry tree in Japan is known as Somei Yoshino.  The Somei Yoshino was heavily cultivated in Tokyo during the Edo Period, which is... Continue Reading →

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