Archive for March 9th, 2012

by / on March 9, 2012 at 10:31 AM / in Cherry Blossoms, Matsuri-Festival

“Cherry Blossoms” Viewing in Kyoto!

“Hanami” is the centuries-old practice of picnicking under a blooming sakura or ume tree. The custom is said to have started during the Nara Period (710–794) when it was ume blossoms that people admired in the beginning. But by the Heian Period (794–1185), cherry blossoms came to attract more attention and hanami was synonymous with sakura. From then on, in […]

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by / on March 9, 2012 at 10:10 AM / in Famous Birthdays, History Today

Famous Birthdays Today: 1285 -Emperor Go-Nijō of Japan.

Emperor Go-Nijō (後二条天皇 Go-Nijō-tennō) (March 9, 1285 – September 10, 1308) was the 94th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. He reigned from March 3, 1301 until September 10, 1308. This 14th century sovereign was named after the 12th century Emperor Nijō and go- (後), translates literally as “later;” and thus, he is sometimes called the […]

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