Spring’s bright colors feature prominently in Japanese sweets, with cherry blossom pink particularly popular during sakura season.
January is a quiet time of reflection in Japan, and once February arrives the country jumps back into gear beginning with Setsubun. Read on to see what follows.
The arrival of spring in Japan is celebrated in February, earlier than most countries, with a festival called Setsubun.
Sakura, or cherry blossoms, are well known outside Japan. Lesser known is its yearly predecessor the ume, or plum blossom.