Hanami - cherry blossom festival in Japan

August 10, 2018 Off By because

How do you think, what lies the secret of the beauty of cherry blossoms?
Who was the first to pay attention to them?
And how they celebrate the festival of cherry blossoms "hanami" , inhabitants of the Land of the Rising Sun..

Hello to all Dear Readers of the travel blog!
I recently praised the beauty and health benefits of Damascus roses, and today time will pass for us surrounded by whirling petals of cherry blossoms. Będzie to bowiem nasza kolejna podróż do Japonii na święto kwiatów wiśni, or hanami. So imagine, that you are already there and relaxing under the pink- white canopy of sakura trees.
Truth, that's nice?

 

Sakura, that is, the cherry blossom- spring landscape of herbs.

Spring in Japan is associated with the beautiful bloom of cherry blossoms. This time begins at the beginning of March, where sakura trees subtly come to life. The topic of their heyday is widely discussed both on television and in more or less serious newspapers. Everyone is waiting longingly for the first sign from spring to be able to plan the hanami festival, that is, the celebration of admiration for cherry blossoms.

To warm up the atmosphere of this holiday, a lot of symbolic dishes and sweets are prepared, like a cherry blossom-shaped candy, mochi cookies, tea based on dried flowers. Also a spring landscape in the form of a sakura theme, is painted on beautiful women's kimonos.

When was the hanami custom?.

The travel blog has been informed, that the hanami festival is one of the oldest traditions cultivated in Japan. Its birth dates back to the Heian era (794-1185), and they were created by the aesthetes who were sensitive to the beauty of the imperial court. The aristocrats of the time had no other occupation but art, they indulged in the pleasure of savoring creative dishes, under the caring arms of the sakura trees.

The sensitive heart of the aesthetes discovered the advantages of cherries.

These connoisseurs of beauty were the first to discover the secret, concealed by the petals of the cherry blossoms. It was based on a too short service life, so quickly and inevitably. It was a pity to see the cherry blossoms in full splendor and bloom, zanim tak naprawdę zwiędły, mając zaledwie tydzień życia już cichutko opadały. Stały się one symbolem życia samuraja, whose idea was a short life ended in the full bloom of youth, in a fight for a just cause. By the end of the 18th century, hanami was already widely celebrated, and its fleeting, delicate beauty has become a permanent feature of Japanese culture.

When the hanami comes, it's time to feast.

Going on a trip to Japan, we can visually see the meticulous preparations of the inhabitants for the celebration of this very floral holiday. When the cherry blossoms open their buds to the world around them, then family related people, friendly or professionally, massively they go to the parks. Attractions await them here, because sakura trees only bloom for a moment, and it is appreciated all the more. Już kilka dni wcześniej rozpoczynają się staranne przygotowania prowizorycznych stoisk, toilets and rubbish bins are mounted, so that you can enjoy under the white canopy of flowers in peace. Then the blue plastic sheets are unfolded just below it, then the revelers climb it, after wearing off the shoes.

The participants spend their time in a pleasant atmosphere, they eat, they photograph the views ,as well as singing and joking. You could say that they are enjoying the moment, because the cherry blossoms will soon be parted. It will come with the appearance of sakura fabuki or "cherry snow storm". Then the entire environment and people are wrapped in a white veil, woven from cherry petals. But next year there will be another meeting under the sakura tree.

The cherry blossom must not be missing in the perfume.

The Japanese festival of hanami inspires with its grace and naturalness also perfume producers. Their scent surprises and delights with delicacy, gentleness and subtle beauty.

Thank you, Dear Readers, for your time and interest. I hope you had a nice time under the charm of cherry blossoms. I cordially greet you and invite you to another meeting with a travel blog.

Zdjęcie zrobiono w Kioto, during the hanami festival. According to tradition, uwaga i podziw Japończyków w tym czasie jest skierowana na kwitnące kwiaty wiśni.