What sakura means to people in Japan

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Sakura or cherry blossom symbolizes spring in Japan and the festive season begins everywhere in Japan. Cherry blossom which has been anticipated as it marks the beginning of new season literally brings excitement among people, so much so that local parks big and small with cherry blossoms throughout Japan reserve space under the tree for people to have parties. It's not uncommon to see a group of grown adults becoming a little rowdy after having too much sake in broad daylight.