Japanese Cherry Blossom Ceremony (Hamani) (Artwork (Artwork usually…
Japanese Cherry Blossom Ceremony (Hamani)
"flower viewing"—hana is “flower(s),” and mi means “watching or viewing.”
When Japan’s most stable warrior government was formally established in Edo in 1603 Tokugawa Ieyasu, hanami was an important aspect of the elite culture in peace time. Tokugawa began planting cherry blossoms in Ueno, which you could visit, and would become Ueno Park in modern times. Other parts of Japan brought the concept of public cherry blossom viewing spaces from Edo back to their respective domains.
This brought hanami to the commoners, enjoying cherry blossoms was good clean fun and people of any rank could enjoy it if they had access to the trees.
Watch the cherry blossom trees as a way of celebrating spring
Do not pick cherry`s branches
Do not leave your shoes or your personal belongings on others people sheets.
Do not climb or shake on purpose cherry trees
Artwork usually includes females and people watching the cherry blossoms
Women are dressed in beautoful kimonos and sometimes have umbrellas with them
Trees are also usually included in artwork, and colours like red, blue and pink (sometimes green) are usually present.
Tradition from atleast a thousand years ago
Cooked meals, alcohol, snacks, and sweets, like a potluck party are eaten and done. Schools and offices hold welcome parties during hanami, a chance for people to bond and meet new friends.
To welcome spring