The responsible to declare the start of the sakura blossom season in Tokyo announced it last Sunday, just after 11:00 a.m. when he counted how many flowers had bloomed in the representative cherry tree that is checked every year at Yasukuni temple.
The man counted six flowers and the meteorological agency pronounced the official opening of the sakura blossoms in the city. It’s been 50 years since the sakura hadn’t blossomed so early in Tokyo, as the first cherry tree flowers at Yasukuni temple are usually not seen until the last week of March. This early blossom has confused some people, which are used to the sakura season starting timely every year. It was strange that the sakura blossomed before the end of the winter.
If you have Easter holidays in your country and are visiting Japan you are lucky! For us living here in Tokyo we have to bring forward our hanami plans.
If you are in Tokyo at the moment, there is a Hello Kitty show that can be seen every afternoon from the beach at Odaiba until the 22nd of this month. The show commemorates the 50th anniversary of the establishment of Sanrio, the company that created Hello Kitty.
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