Daniel Padilla Slammed For Shaking A Tree With Cherry Blossoms In Japan

It's a major no-no.
by F. Valencia
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Actor Daniel Padilla is in hot water after a video showing him shaking a cherry blossom tree in Japan circulated online.

Daniel is currently on his birthday trip to Japan with actress Kathryn Bernardo. He turned 22 last April 26.

Entertainment blog Fashion Pulis shared the video of someone who is identified only by the Twitter handle @kajieri519.

The 13-second video clip, which has also been uploaded on YouTube, shows Daniel doing a "major no-no" in Japan.

In a feature on Traveler magazine, Jeffrey Miller, director of Education and Family Programs at the Japan Society, explains why this is forbidden. He notes: "The unspoken 'don't' is [that] there is to be no disruption of the tree; shaking, climbing, picking of the blossoms. The uniqueness of the hanami (the tradition of the viewing of cherry blossoms) experience is rooted in the beholding of the blossoms as you consider their short life, their beauty and delicate nature, and the fellowship of others."

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