Hanami (花見, “flower viewing”) is the Japanese traditional custom of enjoying the transient beauty of flowers; I wanted to finally create an illustration celebrating the beautiful cherry blossoms of spring. I adore spring and it’s definitely my favourite season!

Sakura Season

Sakura Season

Today is the start of the cherry blossom season in Japan and I like to think that instead of Sasuke doing something for Valentines with Sakura, he waits until cherry blossom season and picks her flowers. We all know he isn’t the romantic type, but he is thoughtful!

I have also made a time lapse video of the process of this picture, do take a look.