Need a fresh start? Find some cherry blossoms to see and smell. In much of Japan, flowering cherry trees come into full bloom around the beginning of April, so it is considered a time of new beginnings. For example, April is the month when the new school year starts, when companies start their new business years, and when many new graduates start to work. So, April’s beautiful cherry blossoms encourage people to celebrate new beginnings.
During blooming season, people make a point to visit parks and other spots with cherry trees, often taking the time for picnics under the branches with family and friends. Isn’t that lovely?
My Cherry Blossom collection is one of my oldest, and now you know why.