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Hanami is translated as "flower viewing" festival and holds some of the longest records of blooming trends for phenological records. The festivals are held all over Japan as people admire the beauty of the cherry blossoms coming into full bloom and enjoy seasonal foods such as bamboo shoots and rice cakes. Climate change in regards to temperature increases have been crucial to the study of this seasonal festival and has produced noticeable results towards the shifting of blossom dates. The flowering of the cherry trees is dependent on the temperatures in February and early March, with studies proving it to be near the mean temperature in March.
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