No Cherry Blossom Viewing Picnic this year

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As the Coronavus is giving much damage to us and  society, we are sorry to say that we cannot hold a Cherry Blossom picnic this year.

Every year, many people in Japan enjoy cherry blossom viewing picnic party under fully bloomed cherry trees with friends, families or co-workers.  Even in the evening, the parks are full of groups of people enjoying food and drinks as the cherry trees are lit up at night called Yozakura.  The view of Yozakura is also so beautiful and fantastic!  You’ll also see a lot of food stalls and some drunk people which is the typical scene of cherry blossom viewing in Japan.

Tokyo Metropolitan office had announced that it is desirable not to eat and drink under the cherry trees this year.  It is a pity that we are not able to enjoy the cherry trees in a happy mood but please enjoy the beautiful cherry trees which you can experience only at this time of the year.  Cherry trees are beautiful as always.