A Look at the Early Yet Beautiful Cherry Blossoms in Japan in 2020

A Look at the Early Yet Beautiful Cherry Blossoms in Japan in 2020
Watching the cherry blossoms in early spring is called Hanami, Photo Credit: Shutterstock

This has been the earliest Spring Equinox in 124 years! Let's take a look at the blooms

OT Staff
April 01 , 2020
10 Min Read

We’re stuck inside concrete walls, watching nature only from a distance under quarantine. While we are shying away from nature, cherry blossoms have come to greet us early this year. In fact, the northern hemisphere had its earliest spring equinox in 124 years, this time on March 19.  

No casual affair in Japan, the cherry blossoms or sakura are not just watched but celebrated. 

Picnic sets laid down, people in Japan enjoy the start of spring with their friends and family by doing hanami. Hanami literally translates to flower watching but is exclusively used for the gathering for cherry blossom watching. There are many spots in Japanese cities where locals visit to witness this. In fact, it holds philosophical significance as well. The fleeting nature of the lives of the blossoms can be applied to anyone’s lifestyle. Everything, as they say, must come to an end.   

With everyone in quarantine this year, people will not be able to appreciate the phenomenon through hanami. However, thanks to social media, people from around the world can still experience the wonders, even if it is just virtually. Let’s take a look at some mesmerising cherry blossoms in Japan.

 
 
 
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