Hanami is a long-standing Japanese tradition of welcoming spring. Also known as the “cherry blossom festival,” this annual celebration is about appreciating the temporal beauty of nature. People gather under blooming cherry blossoms for food, drink, songs, companionship and the beauty of sakura (cherry blossoms).

In Year 9 Japanese we created our own “hanami” by having a lesson under the blossom tree enjoying an enormous sushi platter.


Rachael Colreavy

Language Teacher