The cherry blossoms are in bloom in Japan, but why are they in bloom?
The Japanese have always liked to celebrate cherry blossoming, and there is a strong tradition of cherry blushing.
They have been called the “happy cherry” and the “chocolate cherry”, and the Japanese have often said it’s their favourite cherry fruit.
In Japan, cherry blowers are paid a fee to remove the blooms from the trees.
But it is often the workers who spend the most time removing the blossoms.
The blossom season in Japan is known as the “Yokoban”, which means the “year of cherries”.
The cherry blossomed over a period of 15 years from August to December in 2010.
In 2014, the cherry blossom season was extended until the beginning of April.