Hanami (花 見 literally “admire flowers”) is a term referring to the traditional Japanese custom of enjoying the beauty of the spring blossoming of trees, especially that of cherry trees, whose flowers are called sakura. A beautiful tradition that has also become Roman since in 1959 Japan donated 2,500 to Italy to decorate and make the Eur lake a most magical place to visit.
The blossoming of the Sakura has always been seen as a warning sign of the richness of the rice harvest, as a hope for prosperity.
But sakura also represents and symbolizes the qualities of the samurai: purity, loyalty, honesty, courage. Like this flower, ephemeral and fragile, at the height of its splendor it dies leaving the branch, so the samurai, in the name of the principles in which he believes, is ready to leave his life in battle. It is the image of an ideal death, pure, detached from the transience of life and earthly goods.
The “birth” of the Sakura lasts for a short time, begins around mid-March (usually around 20/24) until the beginning of April when they start to fade and during this period you can celebrate their flowering, as is used in Japan. A magical and unmissable moment that can only be experienced in Rome where you can enjoy a relaxing walk along the river of the Eur lake and after a typical Italian pic nic under the beautiful flowered trees.
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Hanami blossom in Rome