Cherry Blossom Festival

The Cherry Blossom Festival

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Cherry Blossom Festival

Hanami occurs in spring when the cherry blossom trees flower. According to one source: what the rose is to England, the cherry blossom is to Japan.

Hatsune Miku Append – Hirari, Hirari – VOCALOID [song/music]

The lyrics in English are provided here:

Richard Walters – Blossom [song/music]

♬ Richard Walters – Blossom [song/music]: http://youtu.be/CgPnrd9OdJs via @FolkPopBlogger

Hatsune Miku Append – Hirari, Hirari – VOCALOID [song/music]

Shortened link to video: ♬ Hatsune Miku Append – Hirari, Hirari – VOCALOID [song/music]: http://youtu.be/YBr5ogGDfOs

熊木杏里 – Love letter ~桜~ [song/music]

Shortened link to video: ♬ 熊木杏里 – Love letter ~桜~ [song/music]: http://youtu.be/KNmNITPIJYE

【卒業記念♪】 Rock Ver. classic graduation song ^ ^: Earthquake: “I play with feeling, there may B many mistakes” [e-guitar]

Shortened link to video: ♬【卒業記念♪】 Rock Ver. classic graduation song ^ ^: Earthquake: “I play with feeling, there may B many mistakes” [e-guitar]: http://youtu.be/IqM3DwTZkiU

Sakura in Tokyo [song/music]:

Shortened link to video: ☆ Sakura in Tokyo [song/music]: http://vimeo.com/4157126 (⋟^ω^⋞)/

Also visit this website: http://tokyokawaiietc.com/, as very nice lady might be able to give you some tips on playing the Koto (instrument). This is her YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/TokyoKawaiiEtc.

The Cherry Blossom Festival Explained

The cherry blossom festival is held in Japan, Washington DC, and various other places. In Japan it’s know as the custom of Hanami. Hanami literally means viewing flowers 😀

Today in Japan it seems to mark the graduation of students from school as well as spring. Quite a few of the dances (like here) are important media events that give great emotion to this time of change.

It is said that the custom of Hanami dates back thousands of years which is not surprising since seasonal changes would have been significant marks in the calendar for the world-wide agricultural societies of that existed in that period. It probably marked a time when plants would grow well–the season of spring. Growth that might have brought joy after a hard winter and many poems–a version of celebration that is shown here on this blog through various cherry blossom online-video celebrations.

Dances

While not all these dances are related to the cherry blossom or the festival, they are put here as a set because it’s Surimuchan’s spring dance “Sakura Mankai [Shorter Vers.]…” that inspired the author to make this article.

cherry blossom festival dance: Sakura Mankai [Shorter Vers.] を踊ってみた (Dance Cover by スリムちゃん) [dance]

Shortened link to video: ☆ Sakura Mankai [Shorter Vers.] を踊ってみた (Dance Cover by スリムちゃん) [dance]: http://youtu.be/ItBqK90YzxM cherry blossom festival

3, 2, 1 BREAKIN’ OUT! [Short Vers.] を踊ってみた (Dance Cover by スリムちゃん)

Shortened link to video: ☆ 3, 2, 1 BREAKIN’ OUT! [Short Vers.] を踊ってみた (Dance Cover by スリムちゃん) [dance]: http://youtu.be/hh-dmnxnftM

DANCE Suru no da! を踊ってみた (Dance Cover by スリムちゃん)

Shortened link to video: ☆ DANCE Suru no da! を踊ってみた (Dance Cover by スリムちゃん) [dance]: http://youtu.be/xN12Llak7vE

Shortened link to article: ☆ Various Dances of the Cherry Blossom Article [dances]: http://wp.me/p10Tww-Zz

References

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