April makes turn over

In Japan, new school terms and most entrances of companies start in April. So there are always cherry blossoms with the entrance ceremonies. I think most Japanese take April as the month to turn over a new leaf as well as New Year’s Day.

Typical scean of a scool entrance ceremony

Wild plants and vegetables like brackens (=warabi) or horsetails (=tsukushi) also begin to sprout. When you go to Japanese style restaurants or izakayas in this season, you may luck out in these kind of wild vegetables (=sansai). Please try them.

Other sansai (wild vegetables) you may see in the restaurant in this season

Tarano-me (tara sprout)

Fukinoto (butterbur sprout)

Nanohana (Field mustard)

Udo (Udo salad plant)


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