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Cherry Blossom Festival Guide

Welcoming the arrival of spring, the Hanami (Flower Viewing) follows a centuries old custom in Japan celebrating the country’s numerous cherry blossom trees, called sakura. Each year thousands of people gather in parks to hold feasts with friends, family and company coworkers under the flowering trees…

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