Hanami, meaning the appreciation of the ephemeral beauty in Japanese context, embraces in its definition the spring bloom. Apart from the philosophical view depicting the beauty of organic surroundings the quaint streets are a charming reminder of spring arrival.
Strolling on these streets it’s not just eye delightment but also includes practical benefits due to the tree-lined pavements help with all sorts of heat-related urban problems, increase evapotranspiration (evaporation and transpiration from the Earth’s surface).
Enjoy for now a virtual walk on these beautiful lanes by taking a look at the colourful photos.
January 26, 2015