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Enjoy the Traditional Japanese “Hanami” at Home

Enjoy the Traditional Japanese “Hanami” at Home Enjoy the Traditional Japanese “Hanami” at Home

How's Spring in Japan?

What do you think of when you hear “Spring in Japan?”
In Japan, cherry blossoms bloom from March to April every year. They are the flowers that symbolize the end of a cold winter and the arrival of a warm spring.
The blooming of cherry blossoms in various parts of Japan even makes the news. The pale pink flowers are elegant and beautiful, but they also convey a sense of the ephemeral, as they begin to fall about a week after full bloom.
Cherry blossoms have been familiar to Japanese people for a long time, and some Japanese coins have cherry blossoms depicted on them.
It can be said that cherry blossoms are the flowers which represent Japan. In Japan, you can see cherry blossoms all over cities, including parks, schools, shrines, and temples.

Hanami, or cherry blossom viewing, is an event held when cherry blossoms bloom.
People celebrate the arrival of spring by having a meal under cherry blossoms in parks, socializing with family and friends.
Hanami originated more than 1,000 years ago as an event started by aristocrats, but gradually became an event for common people to pray for a bountiful harvest that year, leading to the Hanami of today.

Hanami can be enjoyed not only outside, but also at home. There are many ways to enjoy cherry blossoms: you can for example buy cherry blossom branches at a flower shop and arrange them at home, or decorate your home with pictures of cherry blossoms or miscellaneous goods with cherry blossom motifs.
Even if you can't come to Japan during the cherry blossom season, why not enjoy Hanami at home this year?

Enjoy "Hanami" at home

Rakuten Ichiba has a wide selection of cherry blossom-related products that let you experience springtime in Japan.
Cherry blossom-related products list at Rakuten Ichiba

For example, if you decorate your living room with a cherry blossom tapestry, you’ll be able to experience what it's like to see cherry blossoms in Japan.
It will also be fun taking photos with the tapestry in the background.
Cherry blossom tapestry list at Rakuten Ichiba

Purchase a cherry blossom garland and you’ll feel like you have cherry blossoms blooming in your home.
Cherry blossom garland list at Rakuten Ichiba

You don't need a lot of space to enjoy cherry blossom viewing at home.
Why not place Japanese spring in a corner of your living space?
Cherry blossom herbarium list at Rakuten Ichiba

Cherry blossom products available on Rakuten Ichiba can be delivered to you via Rakuten Global Express.
Also with Rakuten Global Express, you can combine items purchased from multiple shops and ship them in one box.
*Depending on the product, overseas delivery may not be available.
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