Sakura, Cherry Blossom season is coming!! Like seriously, it’s the prettiest season of the year. I mean yes, Christmas season is pretty with all those lights, but Sakura season is beyond it, especially when the flowers are still a bit pinkish and the sun is shining. That’s a whole mood right there!
Cherry Blossoms are not only pretty to see, but they are also delicious to eat and on top of that Sakura extract is rich in fatty acids, it repairs the skin’s natural barrier to promote a smooth supple skin and it helps to reduce wrinkles and regenerate the skin.
When and where to see Sakura?
Cherry blossoms season is usually between March and early May. The dates may change somewhat from year to year. In some places it even blooms earlier.
Sakura in Japan blooms for about a week. It may sound hard to plan your trip, especially if you really would like to see full peak bloom, but do not worry! Not all flowers will fall down after a week, you still can enjoy them for about a week or two.
Japanese Cherry Blossom season starts in warmer region of Japan, south-ish area and goes up north, colder region. So, if you missed full bloom in 1 city or area, you might catch the full bloom in another city.
What does Sakura Hanami mean?
Hanami means flower viewing. Hana = flower and Miru = to look/to see. So, Sakura Hanami means to see and appreciate the cherry blossom (season).
Sakura Hanami is a social event/tradition in Japanese culture, which you do with your families, friends and/or colleagues. With blankets and bento/picnic boxes, gathering together under cherry blossom trees, to eat, drink and have fun.
There is another word for viewing Sakura in the evening, which is Yozakura. You will see some lights and lanterns laced in the branches so the flowers glow in the dark. In some popular places, there are stalls set up selling snack and drinks. So, if you don’t want to bring your own food and drinks, you can easily buy some.
The most important thing about Hanami or Yozakura is just having the most epic time with your loved ones and appreciating the moment!
What does Cherry blossom do for the skin?
Sakura/Cherry Blossoms are rich in antioxidant. And cherry blossom extract has whitening, anti-aging and anti-inflammatory benefits. It reduces redness and promotes collagen production while also preventing moisture loss, pore enlargement and roughness.
The Sakura flower helps to cleanse the body of impurities and pollutants that damage the skin. It contains essential fatty acids and protects the skin’s natural barriers, making it smooth and supple.
Many Japanese beauty brands offer limited Sakura themed items, some of them include cherry blossom extract and/or limited design packaging.
If you are into Japanese beauty products and lucky enough to be in Japan during Sakura season or if you see some limited cherry blossom products in your favorite Asian beauty shop, don’t miss these pretty seasonal Sakura themed beauty products that are only available during this time of the year.
Take a look at this Sakura product in our store: