Cherry Blossom And Flower Season

Seasonal Topics
Sun, Apr 13, 2008

The cherry trees at Matsumoto Castle started to bloom on April 9th this year, one day earlier than the “Cherry forecasts” predicted. In Japan, cherry blossoms are special and many Japanese enjoy watching them. We even drink sake and eat snacks under the cherry trees. Today our project members had bbq under the cherry trees.
You can’t eat the fruit of Japanese cherry trees, so they are just for enjoying the blossoms.
The period of April and May is a beautiful season in Matsumoto and Nagano. We can enjoy many other blossoms such as Japanese plums, apricots, apples, peaches and flowers such as narcissuses, tulips, irises, and roses.