Under the Cherry Blossoms

Japanese Picnic Season Begins


“Even in Japan’s severe salaryman culture, couples, cliques, and entire companies skip work to congregate under the nearest sakura trunk to drink, sing, and eat delicious food, usually made by someone in attendance.”

See the entire photo essay at Bon Appetit Magazine

Under the Cherry Blossoms: Japanese Picnic Season Begins

About Jason Andrew Jenkins

In 1997, Jason left his home near Atlanta for a year abroad. He liked it so much that he never went back. After three years in Taiwan and 13 years in Japan, he and his wife quit their desk jobs in Tokyo, pulled their kids out of local schools and traveled as a family for six years, living in Malaysia, Spain, and Mexico along the way. They returned to Japan — Osaka this time — in the summer of 2019. Jason loves Google Maps, carry-on luggage, and most dishes registering on the Scoville scale.
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