“Hana yori Dango.” This is a Japanese saying that literally translates to “Dango rather than flowers.” The expression is used to describe people who participate in hanami, the custom of enjoying the beauty of flowers, especially during the season of the cherry blossoms, or Sakura. However, the people often seem to be more interested in eating or drinking than appreciating the beauty of the flowers. In simple terms, “Hana yori Dango” refers to those who prefer the practical over the aesthetic.