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We Asked Readers to Describe Japan’s Cherry Blossom Season in 2 Words, And They Delivered

Beauty or Barfy? You be the judge.

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We know that our readers are handy with words based on the last time we asked them to simply describe Japan in 2 words. We also know that jaded as well as non-jaded gaijin (foreigners) grace this land.

So to get hyped for cherry blossom season, which is set to peak in Tokyo this weekend, we asked our readers to describe cherry blossom season in Japan in just two words—whether they love it or hate it.

We got nearly 200 mixed responses. It got us real excited for sakura season — not just because we have the 2019 Cherry Blossom Contest going on now!

Vote for your fave

Here is a collection of our 15 favorite responses. Vote for the one you think best describes cherry blossom season in Japan!

Don’t be boring. Join the fun!

To participate in the 2019 GaijinPot Cherry Blossom Contest, tag your 2019 cherry blossom photos with #gaijinpotsakura on Instagram.

Or, if you aren’t in Japan this year and have photos from past years, tag your photos with #gpthrowbacksakura.

Not sure where to find the blossoms? Hit up our GaijinPot Cherry Blossom Forecast Map with peak blossom dates for every prefecture of Japan, plus their major cities!

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