Sakura さくら, or cherry blossoms, will soon be in bloom. In Japan, they keep a detailed, up-to-date map of the sakura front, and when the flowers bloom in every region of the country. They're a bit late this year, as the weather has been unusually cold. I'm looking forward to view the cherry blossoms, as they are so fleeting.
In Osaka, they should be here today but they're not. Hopefully this weekend... a few more days until the happiest time in Japan begins.