The Japanese tradition of admiring the cherry blossom has its own name — Hanami. It means picnics under the blossoming trees. And in particularly popular parks, the Japanese take places in advance — from early in the morning they leave mats with the name of the group and the time when they will come. In Japan, there are even special companies that can take a place for you. Long before the first flowers appear, various weather services publish forecasts of the beginning of the Hanami. There are special broadcasts on television for those who cannot leave the house for one reason or another. They show a continuous display of the entire flowering period.