2018 Sakura Photo Contest, and the Latest Fashion Craze for Cherry Blossom Photographers

  JAPAN Forward Announces 2018 Cherry Blossom Photo Contest   The season for Hanami, or cherry blossom viewing, is fast approaching in Tokyo and the Kanto region. Here and there, early Sakura blossoms are being reported, and the season of full-bloom is predicted to arrive by the end of this month, March. Friends and officemates […]

Rediscovering Japan Through Hawaii’s Cherry Blossom Festival

  America is often thought of as a new country, a place where countless people traveled from distant lands in search of a new life. As immigrants intermarried and their cultures intermixed, customs blended together so that America, we often hear, became a giant “melting pot.”   However, instead of erasing the cultural hold these traditions […]

Flurry of Cherry Blossoms as 2017 Hanami Season Comes to an End

  The season of Japan’s famous cherry blossom viewing—hanami in Japanese—is coming to an end. According to the forecasts from TV news, this weekend will be the last chance to enjoy hanami as there seems to be a massive flurry of cherry blossoms in the central part of Japan.   There are sentimental reasons a flurry of cherry blossoms, sakura […]