Sunday 6 April 2008


Hanami (花見, flower viewing) is the traditional Japanese custom of 'enjoying the beauty of flowers', namely sakura or cherry blossoms. Usually around April, when the flowers are in full bloom, people have picnics, drinking ample amounts of alcoholic beveridges, under the beautiful sakura trees.

Having experienced this wonderful custom many times here in Japan, I thought I'd share some pictures with you from our Hanami and Yozakura (night sakura) parties.

To all my students, friends, family and supporters of this website all around the world, again, thank you all very much! Stay tuned as more karate-do articles are on the way!

Kindest regards and a big 'KAMPAI' from Kyushu, Japan.

© André Bertel, Japan 2008

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