Living here in Japan, Sakura is a wonderful time of year. In the ELC garden our cherry blossom trees are in full bloom. The children have been able to sit outside under the trees and eat their snack on sunny mornings. This is known as ‘Hanami’, Cherry blossom viewing and is an ancient Japanese tradition that appreciates the beauty of cherry blossoms and other Spring delights. The children have enjoyed being able to do this and also to play under the trees collecting blossoms that have fallen in a ‘world’ where everything seems to be covered in the palest of pink petals.
Spring can also be found in the local park. We have been able to visit and again eat our snack out doors. The colours and smells of the park are exquisite and enjoyed by all the children and teachers. To be able to have the children outside when ever we can is very valuable and will help them to always enjoy the delights of nature.