Hanami in Japan: The Cheapest Way


The tradition of hanami (花見, flower viewing) in Japan is many centuries old. The habit is said to have started during the Nara period (710–794) when it was ume (plum) blossoms that people marveled at in the beginning. Sakura (cherry tree) appeared to captivate more attention and hanami was synonymous with sakura by the Heian period (794–1185). From…

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* via Weekly Photo Challenge: Dense * This shot may have failed to show you the exact sight my eyes caught on that very day these commuters went rushing off the train. I missed the perfect moment. It happened really quick! The scene is common in the rush hour especially at the busiest large stations in Japan.…