Sunday, March 20, 2011


Sometimes the way Japanese people shorten things annoys me (e.g. ヒャクパ), but other times the shortened form is so beautifully simple but meaningful that I'm impressed.

花見 translates literally "flower watching" but is typically reserves for that special time of year when the cherry blossoms bloom. Typically we use this term when we are going to have a picnic in the park where the blossoms are thick and the beer flows freely.

This picture was taken indoors, so the tree is obviously fake, but you get the idea. Now imagine a whole forest just like this!

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