Hanami (flower viewing) is the Japanese tradition of picnicking under the beautiful cherry blossoms (sakura) which bloom all over Japan from mid January to early May.
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Picture: NYC Persian Parade 2009 by Sepideh!, on Flickr
The Cherry Blossoms bloom earliest in Kochi Prefecture, Japan and the Japanese festival of Hanami (flower viewing) will soon be underway
Have you got Cherry Blossoms in bloom where you are? If so, don’t forget to upload your pics to our facebook page!
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