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Urban Blossom

Spring time in Japan is marked with Hanami, the almost more than a thousand year old custom of watching cherry trees blossom. It is a time for fun, relaxation, festivities and family gathering in nature. Sakura Sakura, meaning cherry blossoms cherry blossoms, is a Japanese folk song about the Hanami tradition, an urban melody of the Edo period developed in the end of the 19th century. The song and the custom are presented in the video in juxtaposition with the contemporary urban imagery of derelict buildings, grey skies and decay.

Kyriakakou Kika