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Cherry Blossom Festival, or Sakura no Sekku,  was celebrated on the 23rd of the Month of the Dragon.  It was also sometimes called the Flower Festival (Hana Matsuri).  It was the celebration of beauty and elegance. 
Celebration of Beauty Edit
In Rokugan, everything had its own spirit, as well as its own beauty.  Traditional artwork was focused on the quest to capture a thing of perfection - the perfect mountain, the perfect lake, or the perfect cherry tree. The Cherry Blossom Festival was a celebration of this beauty, when the Rokugani gathered together for the Hanami, or flower viewing. 
"Blown from the west, Fallen petals gather. To the east, they fall."
The festival might be the oldest of the flower-oriented festivals of Rokugan, dating back almost to the Dawn of the Empire.  On this day (and in many places for several days during this season), courts and feasts were held outside, under a canopy of blooming cherry trees. Cherry-blossom viewing had long had special significance in Rokugan, since Hantei and his bride planted a cherry tree in the gardens of Otosan Uchi to celebrate the birth of their son Hantei Genji. 
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