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Plum Blossom Branch

If you are interested in Japan, you may have heard of hanami, or flower-viewing, and furthermore you may know this event refers to enjoying the cherry blossoms, even having a meal and some sake beneath them. But did you know that a long time ago, the Plum blossom was more popular than the sakura, and that hanami referred to plum blossom watching? I haven’t been able to find much info on why, but the plum blossom is preferred in China, so that may have been why it was so loved in old Japan.

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