By Aubrey Andel
Japan is about to turn pale pink and pure white with cherry blossoms beginning to blanket the country. If you’re lucky enough to be there during this spectacular season, take part in the celebration with a hanami, a picnic under the sakura blooms with plenty of sake flowing to keep your spirits up. With over 200 varieties of cherry blossoms, even if you arrive as the last flowers fall off one tree, you can catch the first blooms of the next tree by following the forecasts. In the Land of the Rising Sun, cherry blossoms are very symbolic and with only one week from life to death, the season is a time to reflect upon mortality and appreciate all the beauty there is in the world.
Since not everyone can make it to Japan, we’ve made a Tokyo online room at myWebRoom.com so you won’t miss out on this fleeting moment. You’ll feel like you’re right there in the midst of it all when you add a panda, some sushi and a paper lamp to your room. It’s a zen, minimalist place that features traditional shoji screens and a neutral palette that is typical of Japanese interior design.
And don’t forget your camera! You’ll want to click on it to access photography sites to brush up on your shot skills and to see all the beautiful images that will pop up as fast as the blooms do.