Cherry blossom is known as “sakura” in Japanese, and it is the national flower of Japan.
It is a symbol of renewal and hope and heralds the arrival of spring each year.
During cherry blossom season people are seen having picnics underneath the cherry trees. This is called “hanami”, or “flower viewing”, and it’s a custom that dates back many centuries.
The trees can be seen in full bloom is in April.The blooming period can last up to 14 days.