Sakura! The cherry trees of Tokyo have already begun to bloom | Japan

Japan announced the official start of the cherry blossom season this Tuesday, with the awakening of the first petals in Tokyo. its flowering sakuraone of the most anticipated phenomena of the year, and is celebrated in Japanese tradition with picnics under the treetops (hanami), takes place earlier – tying records in various parts of the country.

In Tokyo, flowering began “ten days earlier than usual and six days earlier than last year, making it the first record since statistics began [1953]is equivalent to 2021 and 2020,” the Japan Meteorological Agency said in a statement.

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