Beyond the cherry blossoms: Pink things that only appear during The Season
Sure, the cherry trees are pretty in pink, but The Season offers far more delights (and horrors) than elbowing a million other flower fanatics out of the way for that perfect shot. For example…
The sublime: Things lit up in pink at night
These buildings deck themselves out in pink from mid-March to mid-April, and discovering a new one is just as delightful as getting a clear shot of a particularly fine tree in full bloom.
The “Sure, I’ll try it once”: Sakura-flavored foods
What do cherry blossoms taste like? To be honest, they are about the most disappointing thing you will ever experience in Japan. They’re not naturally very pink, and the vaguely floral flavor some people claim to taste is mostly wishful thinking. Every food purveyor hoping to lure customers back for seconds also adds a boatload of artificial coloring and spikes their offerings with other flavors associated with pink food. Like…
The Ridiculous: Pink foods that have no business being pink