Cherry Blossoms a Bloomin’
"The blossoms usually only last about a week, and that’s what we as Japanese find so beautiful," said Reiko Hirai, special events coordinator at the Japan-American Society of Washington, which is involved in organizing the National Cherry Blossom Festival (also called Sakura Matsuri) in Washington, D.C., starting March 25. "Our tradition is to go underneath the tree and sing and dance and drink and eat. In this country, it’s more cultural." – Quote from this article.
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