Cherry blossoms
The Japanese language is rich in words and expressions influenced by nature, history and culture. This episode looks at words related to cherry blossoms. Cherry trees have thrived in Japan for thousands of years, and they hold a special place in the hearts of many Japanese people. Various expressions relating to cherry blossoms have developed over time. Join poet, literary translator and long-time Japan resident Peter MacMillan and explore unique words and the culture behind them.
"hanazakari" peak blossoms
"sakurafubuki" cherry blossom storm
"hanazukare" cherry blossom fatigue
"hanaikada" cherry blossom raft