Hanami Line capital campaign breaks ground along Sacramento River

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Each spring, people travel from all around the world to various regions of Japan during cherry blossom season for hanami, or flower viewing. Groves of sakura trees can also be found in a few places in the U.S., like Washington, D.C. and San Francisco, but on June 29, local leaders broke ground […]

THE HEART OF KANJI: Cherry Blossom Festival

桜 (Sakura) means “cherry blossom,” which consists of three parts. The left side represents a tree; the top right side represents a cherry flower necklace; and below that is a woman sitting. Together, the cherry blossom resembles a beautiful woman wearing a cherry blossom. 祭り (Matsuri) means “festival,” which consists of two parts. The top […]