San Diego Zoo
3/28/15 - 4/15/15
Celebrating Spring and Our Community
The Japanese Friendship Garden is excited to once again share the Japanese tradition of hanami (enjoying the beauty of the cherry blossoms), Japanese culture, and local flavor with the San Diego community! Remember to bring cash for kids' activities, vendors, and beer garden entry!
Sakura are rich symbolic flowers in Japanese culture. The short-lived beauty of the blossoms serves as an enduring metaphor for the transience of life. The form and color of the blossoms themselves reflect the traditional Japanese values of purity and simplicity. Those celebrating hanami look forward to the annual announcement of sakura zensen (the blooming of cherry blossoms all over Japan) every year to plan their celebrations, since the blossoms only last for a couple of weeks. In modern Japan, hanami involves vibrant outdoor celebrations where friends and family can eat, drink, and socialize in view of the beautiful sakura trees.
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