Hana mi (花見)
Hana mi (花見)is Japanese annual even, which originated as a festival to celebrate the commencement of spring cultivation.
At first it was held on the same day every year, but later the festival day was chosen depending on whether the cherry blossoms were sufficiently beautiful. In the central part of Japan, the time for Hana mi (花見)is normally in the first two weeks in April.
People go to Hana mi (花見)with family, or friends, or maybe a group of office colleagues. Sitting under the cherry blossom trees, they enjoy drinking, eating or singing as they enjoy the beauty of the flowers. TV, radio or newspapers keep the public well informed as to the state of the cherry blossoms.