The Japanese language is the best equipped language in the world for flower viewing. Hundreds of years of experiences and poetry are packed into the vocabulary. Impress and amaze your Japanese friends when using these expressions:
Hana-ikada (花筏): “flower petal boat” when a pond, steam or river is filled with fallen cherry blossom petals
Hana-komichi (花小道): “flower petal path” when a pathway is strewn with fallen cherry blossom petals
Hana-fubuki (花風吹き): a shower of cherry blossom petals blown by a gust of wind
Hana-bie (花冷え): chilly spring weather during cherry blossom viewing season
Hana-gumori (花曇り): cloudy skies during cherry blossom viewing season
Hana-gasumi: (花霞): hazy pollen filled but clear skies during the cherry blossom viewing season
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