Source: Leanne Guenther, © used with permission
"Hanami" is the centuries-old Japanese practice of picnicking under a blooming sakura or ume tree. The custom was originally limited to the elite of the Imperial Court, but soon spread to samurai society and, by the Edo period, to the common people as well. These days you can find people all over the world enjoying picnics under the cherry blossoms in spring!
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