The Japanese consider cherry blossom (さくらSakura桜 ) their national flower. It is said to represent some kind of spirit and belief of the Japanese people. Every year when the Spring season comes, from the South to the North of Japan, Sakura blossoms in tremendous amounts and it has become a ritual and a habit the Japanese Meteorological Agency anticipates when it will blossom in different locations of the country so that visitors can “chase” the flowers everywhere to view and enjoy their beauty in full bloom. And the Japanese are used to spending the whole day sitting under the Sakura trees to have a picnic and taste the flowers with their eyes. They call it hanami (はなみ 花見) which simply means viewing the flowers.
In this symbol study Kitty Liu, a psychological counsellor in private practice, will facilitate us to explore on the meanings of Sakura. And related clinical materials will be presented to enrich discussions.
HKSTA September 2020 Study Group
Symbol Study: Sakura
Presenter: Ms. Kitty Liu
Date: 29/9/2020 (Tuesday)
Time: 7:00-9:00pm (online)
Language: Cantonese (will switch to English if needed)
This study group is only opened to members of the Hong Kong Sandplay Therapy Association.