Hanami (花見), translated in English as flower viewing, is one of the most awaited events in Japan and not only. This has been the tradition for a long time of welcoming and appreciating spring. What people usually do is to gather around the cherry blossom trees and have a picnic in which they enjoy food, drinks and of course sakura.
14th of April was the perfect day to enjoy sakura trees in the Japanese Garden from King Michael I Park which was also the day when the Japanese Garden opened the first time after its restoration. Since sakura goes so well with tea, the Japanese Embassy gave us and our colleagues from Urasenke Tankokai Romania Association the opportunity to do tea for more than 300 guests. It was a fruitful happy tea day.
By Andreea Stanca