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Hi everyone! Risa here.
Look! Spring is here.
In spring, we like to do 花見 (hanami).
Do you know what hanami is?
Hanami literally means "flower viewing".
But in Japan, it almost always means having a picnic under the cherry blossom trees.
It's also known as "cherry blossom viewing party".
People have a picnic under cherry blossoms, eat food, drink, listen to music, and enjoy their time with their friends.
ドーナツ (dōnatsu)
Cheers!
優しい味がします。 (Yasashii aji ga shimasu.)
「やさしいダイズ」だから。 (”Yasashii daizu” dakara.)
大豆 (daizu) "soybean"
You can usually see cherry blossoms at the end of March till the beginning of April. It may be different depending on the year and where you are in Japan.
There are many hanami spots in Tokyo, including Shinjuku gyoen, Yoyogi park, Ueno park, etc.
We're now here at Chidorigafuchi, it's one of the most popular places in Tokyo to see cherry blossoms.
桜 (sakura) is "cherry blossom"
満開 (mankai) is "full bloom"
桜が満開です。 (Sakura ga mankai desu.)
夜桜がピンクにライトアップされてます。 (Yozakura ga pinku ni raitoappu saretemasu.)
桜 (sakura) "cherry blossom"
満開 (mankai) "full bloom"
花見 (hanami) "cherry blossom viewing"
春 (haru) "spring"
ピンク/桃色 (pinku/momoiro) "pink"
公園 (kōen) "park"
ピクニック (pikunikku) "picnic"
夜桜 (yozakura) "night time cherry blossom viewing"
花 (hana) "flower"
花見客 (hanamikyaku) "cherry blossom viewer"
Thank you for watching, 皆さん (mina-san).
Have you had any experience of hanami?
If you have, please let us know in the comments.
Bye-bye! See you!

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May 3rd, 2017 at 6:30 pm
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February 6th, 2019 at 12:22 am
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Hello Yashwanth,


Thanks for the cute emojis!


Feel free to let us know if you have any questions.


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yashwanth
January 21st, 2019 at 8:16 pm
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June 26th, 2017 at 10:42 pm
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Hi Klayton,

Thank you for the comment!


You can enjoy cherry blossom viewing anywhere in Japan. A lot of parks have their cherry blossom festivals.


I went to Kyoto in the cherry blossom season and some blossoms at temples are lit at night. That was mysterious and awesome.

Let me add that Kyoto must be terribly crowded in the season...

Lighting blossoms at night is very popular in Japan, so you can find it easily?


Keep studying with JapanesePod101.com

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Miki(美希)

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Klayton
June 25th, 2017 at 7:25 am
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Are there any cities in Japan you recommend for best possible viewing of the cherry blossom festival?

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May 30th, 2017 at 10:36 pm
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こんにちは、Jared Paralesさん

コメントありがとうございます!


楽しんでもらえて嬉しいです。

他のビデオもたくさん観てくださいね:smile:


Keep studying with JapanesePod101.com

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Miki(美希)

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Jared Parales
May 12th, 2017 at 5:03 am
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こにちは、

りさ先生はいつも元気いっぱいですね!

僕は楽しく勉強してます!

もっと楽しいレッスンをお願いします。

:grin::grin::grin: