4.03.2010

corner view / Spring







It's sakura (cherry blossom) season in Japan!
People go to park to have "hanami" which is the time when people view
and appreciate the short-lived cherry flowers. People gather to celebrate and
have a picnic feast/party under the cherry blossom trees.

See above for what to bring for "hanami party".
Don't forget to bring a garbage bag!

Enjoy! xox

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46 comments:

Bichos da Matos said...

Oh! I would love to go to Japan to celebrate sakura,it must be lovely! Thank for all the instructions;) happy saturday

Veroka said...

Hi Natsumi! I love cherry blossom ! I go every winter to the Japanese park to see them !
It s one of my favourite flowers.Nice celebration :)

Veroka said...

So delicate drawings really!

Françoise said...

Mmm... lovely! I like your lunchbox.
Here the plum trees are only starting to bloom, we'll have to wait a little more for the cherry blossoms.
Have a nice weekend.

H K said...

I love the sakura season! So pretty, enjoy it whilst you can :D
Mmm rice balls ♥

Shokoofeh said...

Love those lovely drawings, Natsumi!

Sophie said...

great drawings..I love it very much.
Do you sing at there also?
I bet you can sing very well..^^

la casita said...

lovely sakura!

Grey Lemon said...

I love your illustrations!! The cherry blossom celebration sounds like a wonderful event!
Happy Easter!

reeeesah♥ said...

simple&cute♥ the way I like it.

Ritva said...

that is the thing i would love to experience!
hugs and happy sakura time!

Claire said...

Oh I love the cherry blossom trees but not possible to have a picnic here because it's raining again and again!!! I love your lunch box drawing! So cute!
Have a lovely sunday Natsumi!

Jennifer said...

Hi Natsumi...
I've always wanted to go to Japan to see the sakura. It sounds so perfect: having a little picnic under the blossoms.
Hope you are well!!

Le blÖg d'Ötli said...

Can I say Happy Hanami ???

I dream to celebrate it one day in Japan !

Have a beautiful day

owlette ♥ said...

Your drawings are so lovely! I'd love to see the delicate sakura petals floating on the breeze. xoxo

Kari said...

Oh I wanted so bad to go for a hanami party for the school holidays but couldn't get a flight, maybe next time. I really want to see the cherry blossoms. I imagine it to be so beautiful.
I love your first picture - it's great and your drawings are cool.

notebook doodles said...

i love rice balls and lunchboxes/bento :D and i always like how simple your drawings are. so refreshing!

Ida Nielsen said...

Excellent and so so cute!! Happy Easter!

christel said...

I love the way you explain us Sakura ! Wish to have a trip one day in Japan ... Have a nice sunday!

la fille vanille said...

happy easter . love your painting :-)

Lollipop said...

oh, so sweet.. I'm glad... you're late too ;-)

Yoli said...

How lovely!

jgy said...

かわいいですね^^
私もお花見が好きです▽

今度、日本に遊びに来たら
一緒にお花見しましょうね♪

at swim-two-birds said...

i love cherryblossoms:)
this post is so nice and delicate

joanne said...

sweet! i definitely have to have a hanami party now that i know exactly what i need :P happy easter natsumi!!

parisa mahmoudi said...

So elegant and lovely as always!
My favorite is the first,Sakura!

Di said...

What lovely pictures! just the perfect things for hanami! I was in Tokyo a year ago today doing just that in Shinjuku-Gyoen Park - amazing!! I'd love to be there again!

Joyce said...

I love cherry blossoms, picnics, and parties. xo

l i s e said...

Very nice drawings,
may be i could do sakura here in Provence, the cherry tree is starting to bloom, i like it sooooooo much
happy week & happy sakura

brain°°collages said...

yesterday i saw "Le Voyage de Chihiro" (千と千尋の神隠し, Hayao Miyazaki,
you have the same universe of poetry and delicacy.
I finished my "Art Exchange", I'll send this week.
THE season of picnic is very soon to open...yyyyyyyes

ibb said...

Would be delighted to join one of those parties!

janis said...

We had a day where it seemed like all the flowering pear trees were shaking their blossoms loose - big clouds of petals - so lovely.... I love how the Japanese have a way of celebrating this...

LOVE your drawings!

naomemandeflores said...

Oh, such delicate illustrations! I would love to celebrate the cherry flowers!

denise said...

those are all so lovely! very spring. ahhh.

Tanpopo said...

I love your drawings !!
It brings me back many years ago !
I used to get pictures of all the neat lines of shoes along the plastic squares where everyone would sit !
Thank you for this time travel ...

2 by Design said...

Your blog is beautiful!! I'm thrilled to have found it. Cheers!

la trollette said...

this is just sooooo sweet...
*sighhhhh*

Cate said...

your little sakura are so cute. it's raining pink here in new york. so beautiful. we haven't made it out to brooklyn to have hanami, but maybe we can catch the tail end this weekend.

happy spring, natsumi!

louise said...

Happy spring, natsumi. Sakura season sounds beautiful.

Tee, Passports and Postcards said...

I love your drawings! I've always wanted to visit Japan, especially during the sakura season.

Polly said...

those drawings are perfect to tell the hanami story! I hope you had an opportunity to celebrate a bit as well

Emily Young said...

I love your "lunchbox" illustration. Wish we had cherry blossom season in Florida, too!

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gracia said...

Cherry blossom season looks so beautiful every time I see images of it on the telly and in the paper. Glorious!

Cookie Cutter said...

OMG, these images encapsulate so much of what I look about Japan! Thank you because they are so beautiful.

Make it Easy said...

so cute!!!