The 21st in March, the official day for the beginning of spring is a bank holiday in Japan and a very special one: it's "Sakura" , the cherry blossom season in Japan. The change in season is celebrated with different events across the country. I happened to be in Kyoto on the 20th and 21st of March and the whole area of Gion & Higashiyama was light up at night until past midnight with lanterns all over the tiny streets and pathways. You could see all king of lanterns, ceramic, paper, made by children, all sorts. There was a performance of Tea Ceremony, Geisha dance, and Sand Theatre Show. Temples were open as well and yes LOTS of people there and everywhere, the majority Japanese and the women love to wear the traditional geisha outfit. .
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