Cherry blossom is more than the beauty to have the season for Japanese, which is a kind of the starting point for schools, job, and the new relationship.
Most of the people in Japan graduate from schools in March, even tax season to be over, and start a new school or a new job from April. If we belong to a company, we officially get the order to be transfer to another department by the private reshuffle then. That’s why spring is important in a year for Japanese and it’s always with the view of cherry blossom blooming.
Thus, cherry blossom can remind us the emotional memory separating from friends or family members, or starting the new relationship with the new society which might be bitter and sweet to remember.
In March, the news here start talking about the peak forecast of cherry blossoms like the weather forecast, and it can be the top news. Then the people start planning the gathering under the blooming trees to have meal together, drink together, and even to sing together. It’s a seasonal party.