Hanami (Sakura Viewing)
賞花
赏花
お花見

May 16, 2016

 
 
 
 
On April 5 , 2016, our ABS 5th cohort members from CUHK and Fudan University had the chance to attend traditional Japanese "Hanami" (お花見) thanks to the thorough and thoughtful preparation by our Waseda members. The location where we had Hanami was the famous Ueno Park (上野恩賜公園) in Tokyo. Ueno Park is well-known for its large number of cherry blossom trees and its stunning scenery. It was undeniably a precious and beautiful memory for all of us who have joined and a great experience to fully explore Japanese culture.

Hanami in Japan is often involved with picnics under the blooming cherry blossom trees in early spring. Japanese people will bring food and drinks to enjoy the moment with their friends and families along with the breathtaking view of sakura petals dancing in the wind. The custom is now centuries old with records of it being practiced in the early 8th century.

During the blooming season of sakura, it is expected to see the number of overseas tourists skyrocketing every year. And as the tourism industry soars during this time period, the sakura-themed products are often introduced as the “期間限定” (available for a certain time period) products. As an example, Hanami Bento (花見弁当) is often sold at all kinds of department stores and small booths beside the major hanami spots around Japan. This could be a huge opportunity for the businesses as the tourists, especially those from overseas, will be more than pleased to open their wallet for these beautifully made lunch boxes and an authentic hanami experience in Japan.
Every year in spring, the blooming of sakura will start from the southern islands of Okinawa as early as January to the northern Hokkaido as late as April.

When the country started to perform a symphony of pink and white, it is the sign that spring is knocking on the door for the people of Japan.

By Student Editor – Phillip Lin, Cohort 5 (Class of 2017)

# Exchange in Tokyo – Cohort 5
On April 5 , 2016, our ABS 5th cohort members from CUHK and Fudan University had the chance to attend traditional Japanese "Hanami" (お花見) thanks to the thorough and thoughtful preparation by our Waseda members. The location where we had Hanami was the famous Ueno Park (上野恩賜公園) in Tokyo. Ueno Park is well-known for its large number of cherry blossom trees and its stunning scenery. It was undeniably a precious and beautiful memory for all of us who have joined and a great experience to fully explore Japanese culture.

Hanami in Japan is often involved with picnics under the blooming cherry blossom trees in early spring. Japanese people will bring food and drinks to enjoy the moment with their friends and families along with the breathtaking view of sakura petals dancing in the wind. The custom is now centuries old with records of it being practiced in the early 8th century.

During the blooming season of sakura, it is expected to see the number of overseas tourists skyrocketing every year. And as the tourism industry soars during this time period, the sakura-themed products are often introduced as the “期間限定” (available for a certain time period) products. As an example, Hanami Bento (花見弁当) is often sold at all kinds of department stores and small booths beside the major hanami spots around Japan. This could be a huge opportunity for the businesses as the tourists, especially those from overseas, will be more than pleased to open their wallet for these beautifully made lunch boxes and an authentic hanami experience in Japan.
Every year in spring, the blooming of sakura will start from the southern islands of Okinawa as early as January to the northern Hokkaido as late as April.

When the country started to perform a symphony of pink and white, it is the sign that spring is knocking on the door for the people of Japan.

By Student Editor – Phillip Lin, Cohort 5 (Class of 2017)

# Exchange in Tokyo – Cohort 5
On April 5 , 2016, our ABS 5th cohort members from CUHK and Fudan University had the chance to attend traditional Japanese "Hanami" (お花見) thanks to the thorough and thoughtful preparation by our Waseda members. The location where we had Hanami was the famous Ueno Park (上野恩賜公園) in Tokyo. Ueno Park is well-known for its large number of cherry blossom trees and its stunning scenery. It was undeniably a precious and beautiful memory for all of us who have joined and a great experience to fully explore Japanese culture.

Hanami in Japan is often involved with picnics under the blooming cherry blossom trees in early spring. Japanese people will bring food and drinks to enjoy the moment with their friends and families along with the breathtaking view of sakura petals dancing in the wind. The custom is now centuries old with records of it being practiced in the early 8th century.

During the blooming season of sakura, it is expected to see the number of overseas tourists skyrocketing every year. And as the tourism industry soars during this time period, the sakura-themed products are often introduced as the “期間限定” (available for a certain time period) products. As an example, Hanami Bento (花見弁当) is often sold at all kinds of department stores and small booths beside the major hanami spots around Japan. This could be a huge opportunity for the businesses as the tourists, especially those from overseas, will be more than pleased to open their wallet for these beautifully made lunch boxes and an authentic hanami experience in Japan.
Every year in spring, the blooming of sakura will start from the southern islands of Okinawa as early as January to the northern Hokkaido as late as April.

When the country started to perform a symphony of pink and white, it is the sign that spring is knocking on the door for the people of Japan.

By Student Editor – Phillip Lin, Cohort 5 (Class of 2017)

# Exchange in Tokyo – Cohort 5
On April 5 , 2016, our ABS 5th cohort members from CUHK and Fudan University had the chance to attend traditional Japanese "Hanami" (お花見) thanks to the thorough and thoughtful preparation by our Waseda members. The location where we had Hanami was the famous Ueno Park (上野恩賜公園) in Tokyo. Ueno Park is well-known for its large number of cherry blossom trees and its stunning scenery. It was undeniably a precious and beautiful memory for all of us who have joined and a great experience to fully explore Japanese culture.

Hanami in Japan is often involved with picnics under the blooming cherry blossom trees in early spring. Japanese people will bring food and drinks to enjoy the moment with their friends and families along with the breathtaking view of sakura petals dancing in the wind. The custom is now centuries old with records of it being practiced in the early 8th century.

During the blooming season of sakura, it is expected to see the number of overseas tourists skyrocketing every year. And as the tourism industry soars during this time period, the sakura-themed products are often introduced as the “期間限定” (available for a certain time period) products. As an example, Hanami Bento (花見弁当) is often sold at all kinds of department stores and small booths beside the major hanami spots around Japan. This could be a huge opportunity for the businesses as the tourists, especially those from overseas, will be more than pleased to open their wallet for these beautifully made lunch boxes and an authentic hanami experience in Japan.
Every year in spring, the blooming of sakura will start from the southern islands of Okinawa as early as January to the northern Hokkaido as late as April.

When the country started to perform a symphony of pink and white, it is the sign that spring is knocking on the door for the people of Japan.

By Student Editor – Phillip Lin, Cohort 5 (Class of 2017)

# Exchange in Tokyo – Cohort 5