Hanami or flower-viewing as a tradition such is a part of the Japanese way of life, and you cannot escape it. It pervades Japanese literature, food and cuisine, news and you can’ t even escape it in your day-to-day routines like shopping where references to hanami are seen in the store decorations.  And it’s not just cherry-blossom viewing either. Below here we give you our January-through-December guide to hanami activity. ..click on the tabblo to access the full guide.