Cherry Blossoms Are in Full Bloom, But This Year Let’s Enjoy Them From Home

The cherry blossoms are in full bloom now across Japan. Tokyo’s parks, in particular, are covered in pink and white blossoms. So yes it’s tempting to go out and enjoy some good food and booze under the trees with your friends. But given the uptick in confirmed coronavirus cases across Japan, there’s an organized effort to encourage folks to stay home this season. We support the digital hanami effort, and hereby present to you a series of photographs and videos you can enjoy from the comfort of your sofa. Not hanami but homenami, amiright? The cherry blossoms will bloom again next year.

this video was produced by a consortium of Kyushu-based companies to try and cheer up the world.

cherry blossoms in Inokashira Park (photo by Masamichi Kirihara via Sankei)

cherry blossoms in Ueno Park (photo by Kengo Matsumoto via Sankei)

Tokyo Tower and full-blooms (photo by Ryosuke Kawaguchi via Sankei)

Asukayama Park in pink (photo by Mizuho Miyazaki via Sankei)

Tokyo Sky Tree from Sumidagawa Park (photo by Ken Nofuku via Sankei)

Canal near Takaido Station (photo by Kenji Suzuki via Sankei)

ANN News produced this segment titled Digital Hanami


  1. Early on in the hanami season I made this video at a very lonely shrine near my place in Tokyo. Please give it a look.

  2. Kathleen Burkinshaw

    April 21, 2020 at 9:11 am

    Love this post. The beauty of sakura and the music definitely brought a smile to my face.

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