Ohanami is a Japanese traditional event where people gather to celebrate the cherry blossoms once a year. Sakura (cherry blossoms) as we all know is Japan’s national flower. Once I asked my Japanese friend, “why do they celebrate ohanami?” Her answer was unforgettable to me. Sakura’s flower is a metaphor to human’s life. It is so beautiful yet short-lived. As Sakura blooms once every spring for a week, a man’s life could be indefinite, unpredictable and could be taken away just as fast.