|Cherry trees, the symbol of Japanese spring, bloom from late March through early April, painting the surrounding landscape with color. Despite the short period of blooming, the blossom has occupied a special place in the hearts of the Japanese people since earliest times. This grand annual event of cherry blossom viewing is held from late March to early April in Suhara Park, the northern showplace, and Kijo Park, western showplace, for cherry blossoms in Kariya City. People come from all over the Mikawa area to enjoy the magnificent cherry blossoms in Kariya City with their friends and families. People picnic under the trees and sometimes the parties last late into the night and become quite lively.