April 5, 2008
Cherry blossom viewing
(The cherry blossom is the national flower of Japan, and many people enjoy eating and drinking around the cherry trees when they are in full blossom.)
These are pictures about the scenery of cherry blossoms in the temple in Kyoto.
Most Japanese really like enjoying seeing cherry blossom. When cherry blossoms begin to bloom, people get more and more excited. They expand the seat around the cherry trees, and get into swing with their friends and colleagues as it enjoying themselves over sake and dishes.
As the best time to go see the cherry blossoms is about two weeks, people pray in the meantime that the flower doesn't fall due to rain.
In April, there are a lot of entrance and initiation ceremonies, and they make people have a presentiment of a new coming at the season.