Each spring, the Japanese eagerly anticipate hanami. Literally translated as “looking at flowers,” hanami celebrates the delicate pink flowers' fleeting beauty. People of all sects picnic under the blooming trees, enjoying Japanese drinks and food.
Category - Food Traditions
12 Months of Japanese Holidays: March’s Hinamatsuri & Shunbun
Although March is still cold throughout much of Japan and you may even see some snow, it marks the true beginning of spring. Two major holidays, Hinamatsuri and Higan, make it a festive time well worth celebrating—whatever the weather may be.
Washoku is a cultural landmark of Japan, from its traditional tastes to its respectful ceremony. Whether you go out to eat or try some new cooking techniques, washoku can be enjoyed with friends and family wherever you are.
No matter how you choose to celebrate it, Tsukimi or Jyugoya is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the moon in all her glory. Enjoy some delicious Japanese dishes as you pay tribute to the beautiful autumn harvest.