Hanami in Rome. Also this year at the Eur lake it is possible to admire the suggestive cherry blossoming of the Sakura, the beautiful Japanese cherries that in this period are in their maximum flowering.
Hanami in Rome. The Japanese term Hanami means to admire the flowers that bloom in spring.
The cherry blossiming in Rome has become, for some years now, a real tradition that in spring attracts, in the now famous walk of Japan, thousands of people at the lake of Eur.
The Japanese Walk was inaugurated in 1959 when the then Japanese Prime Minister Nobusuke Kishi, on an official visit to Italy gifted our country with 150 Prunus Yedoensis (a variety of hybrid Yoshino cherries) as a symbol of friendship between the two countries.
Until a few years ago, I didn’t know anything about this romantic and suggestive event. But since I accidentally heard about Hanami in Rome, every spring I try not to miss this show.
You can admire the cherry blossoming not only by walking but also sitting comfortably on the lawn while you have a picnic under the flowering Sakura.
The “Hanami” can be admired every day from the beginning of flowering until the spillway that usually occurs in mid-April.
Even the spillway is very impressive to see. In fact, just a little wind is enough to watch the “snow of petals”.
The delicate petals come off the tree and after fluttering in the air, creating a magical effect, they rest on the ground like snowflakes!
During the Hanami in Rome you can meet people dressed in traditional Japanese kimonos or, as happened to me a few years ago, meet groups of young people dressed as Manga characters.
If you have children is the right place to spend an unforgettable day.
You can take advantage of this period to take beautiful photos of Japanese cherry trees, but at the lake of Eur you can also take beautiful shots at the Falls Garden.
In short, to celebrate the most romantic season of the year, I think Hanami is one of the best events.
I recently learned that in Rome you can admire the Sakura in bloom at the Japanese garden inside the Botanical Garden.
I suggest you not to miss these events because they are really nice to give and to live in first person.
Only nature is able to give us unique and wonderful shows.
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