spring

Sakura season officially starts in Tokyo as cherry blossoms begin blooming in the capital

Japan Meteorological Agency makes the call one day earlier than anticipated.

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Starbucks goes to the tropics for new Frappuccino release in Japan

The latest addition to the menu is said to be an irresistible treat for tea lovers.

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McDonald’s Japan doubles down on cherry blossom season with new cherry soda and float

While everyone loves the sakura, you shouldn’t overlook the sakuranbo.

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Spring comes to McDonald’s Japan in the form of a sakura-flavored dessert!

It’s time to look forward to a taste of Spring — with the “McFlurry Crunchy Sakura“!!

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Early-blooming sakura cherry blossoms create pink-tinged wonderlands in Japan

People around the country are sharing stunning photos of the early-blossoming sakura in full bloom.

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Starbucks Japan unveils new lineup of sakura beverages and drinkware for 2017

The global coffeehouse chain gives us a taste of spring with two new beverages and a drinkware range containing over thirty cherry blossom-themed items.

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Sakuraman services promises to bring you cherry blossoms anytime, anywhere【Video】

The sakura season will never slip away from you again!

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Japanese Twitter users share gorgeous photos of sakura season coming to an end

Sakura leaves are beautiful whether they’re clinging to trees or fallen on the ground.

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New dietary supplement from Japan will make your farts smell “like a flower garden”【Video】

Because when your ad contains the line “It’s like cherry blossom comes out of your ass hole!” you know it’s going to be a game-changer. 

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Bring spring into your home with pink flower-themed Le Creuset pots and tableware!

Forget seasonal sweets and drinks. In Japan, even pots and tableware get a sakura makeover in the spring, and the results are gorgeous!

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New cherry blossom sneakers from Nike feature real images of sakura in five awesome designs

Enjoy the hanami cherry blossom viewing experience just by looking at your feet this spring.

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Get your Garrett Popcorn in beautiful SAKURA Tins this spring — while supplies last!

Sure, Garrett Popcorn is tasty whatever container it comes in, but this makes it extra special!

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Get Asahi Super Dry beer in a spring sakura package for a limited time!

It’s still in the middle of winter in Japan, but beer bottles and cans from Asahi are already dressing up for sakura-filled spring!

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Celebrate the coming of spring by feasting on an enormous, $200 luxury Ehomaki roll!

Let’s see what tempting (and pricey) Ehomaki rolls are on offer at Tobu Ikebukuro Department Store this year to celebrate the coming of spring on Setsubun day.

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Big dudes CAN jump: Frolicking sumo means it’s officially springtime again in Japan!

It’s been a rather hard winter, with some areas up north experiencing heavy snowfalls and other parts with hard-hitting low temperatures. But, as heralded by the ume and cherry blossoms, spring has finally sprung.

And what could be a better symbol of these sunny days coming to Japan than some scantily clad sumo taking advantage of the pleasant warmth.

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South Korean media wants the world to know that “cherry blossoms originated there”

It’s that time of year again, when the cold of winter fades away and gives birth to the beautiful pink and white hues of cherry blossoms contrasted against their trees’ elegant dark branches. It’s a season long identified with Japanese culture around the world.

However, news organizations in South Korea are declaring that this has gone on long enough and are calling for a concerted effort to let everyone know once and for all that cherry blossoms are theirs.

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Delicious cherry blossom-flavored treats are in full-bloom in Japanese stores

Congratulations, you’ve made it through another winter in (hopefully) one piece! Spring is here and much of the northern hemisphere is enjoying the first signs of new greenery and Japan’s favorite flower, sakura (cherry blossom), are starting to decorate the landscape.

The only thing better than relaxing under the sakura trees is relaxing under the sakura trees while consuming one of many delicious sakura flavored goodies. But you have to get them quickly, because they are as fleeting as the flowers themselves.

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Celebrate spring with pink buns at McDonald’s Japan

This year, the sakura cherry blossoms are scheduled to start appearing in Japan as early as March 20 and will slowly move their way north as the country begins to thaw after a particularly snowy winter. Just one day after the appearance of the actual blossoms, McDonald’s will release a spring-inspired burger that takes a cue from the very sakura that Japan is so famous for. But with a pink-colored bun and sakura mayonnaise sauce, it’s unclear if the odd combination will be as well received as cherry blossoms and beer.

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Tomatoes – Tokyo’s Latest Fashion Trend?

The coming of spring brings a coming change in fashion, which in turn prompts many to consider a slight change to their hairstyles. Lopping off a considerable length to go from “long” to “short”, adding a few streaks or coloring for accent, or perhaps getting a perm or wave will allow most people to achieve the look they’re after. One young Tokyo trendsetter, however, decided an extreme makeover was needed to celebrate the arrival of warmer weather and the start of the school year (April to March in Japan).

As the following picture shows she didn’t go with a garden variety cut, she went for the garden itself, turning her lovely locks into a… tomato!
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