Shake (who belongs to salmon and is my housemate) and I went to see the cherry blossoms at the Meguro River as an annual event.Hanami (flower viewing) is the Japanese traditional custom of enjoying the transient beauty of flowers. Flowers (hana) are in this case almost always referring to those of the cherry (sakura). From the end of March to early May, cherry trees bloom all over Japan (and around the first of February on the island of Okinawa). The blossom forecast (cherry blossom front) is announced each year by the weather bureau and is watched carefully by those planning hanami as the blossoms only last a week or two. Today hanami often consists of having an outdoor party beneath the sakura during daytime or at night.
Pink Shake was almost assimilated with the pink cherry blossoms. The dressed cherry blossoms were shining even in the cloudy sky. They were so beautiful. It rained on the next day and some cherry blossoms fell to the ground became carpets. They were also so beautiful. If magic carpets were made of cherry blossoms, the carpets would take you to dreamland.
Into a well shaped like a plate reflecting a flurry of falling cherry blossoms in the sky,
4 kappas are diving.
They like cucumbers so much!
(Kuma’s spiritual song dedicated to the cherry blossoms)
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