Video| Speakin' Japanese – Chilly cherry blossom season

Video| Speakin' Japanese – Chilly cherry blossom season

by Takahiro Takiguchi
Stripes Japan

Warmer days usually continue while cherry blossoms are in their bloom. But, sometimes there is a little chill in the air. You remember how it was very warm earlier this week, then at night the temperatures dropped in the evening? We call this type of weather during season “hanabie,” which means chill of cherry blossoms.

Today’s Japanese phrase:  “Hanabie ga shimasu.” = There is the chill of cherry blossoms. ("hanabie" = a chill in the season of cherry blossoms, ".. ga shimasu" = there is../I feel.. )


Remember this time-honored Japanese expression, and don’t catch a cold when you head out to see beautiful, illuminated cherry blossoms in the cold air tonight. 

Stay safe, warm, enjoy the gorgeous cherry blossoms and don’t forget to join us for the next Speakin’ Japanese.

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