If you want to go to Japan, perhaps the majestic thing that will attract you most are the romantic cherry blossom trees that are very famous in the land. Thousands of tourists flock around these beautiful trees just to get their Instagram-worthy photographs.
Unfortunately, there are tourists who lack discipline and go the extra-mile just to have a shot with a picturesque cherry blossom background. Japanese authorities are doing their best effort to control human activities that damage this wonderful Japanese natural feature.
A viral video showing Daniel Padilla shaking a cherry blossom tree went immediately viral across the internet. According to the video posted by entertainment blog Fashionpulis.com, Daniel was shaking the tree so a falling petal effect would be made while his partner, Kathryn Bernardo is posing for a selfie.
Daniel’s act prompted netizens to express disappointment over the actor’s lack of discipline. They also claimed that it is Daniel’s responsibility to be informed before visiting a country about certain rules and regulations. According to Daily Mail UK, some Japanese provinces like Nanjing already imposed absolute rules prohibiting tourists from damaging cherry blossom trees. Violators who would be caught will face fines and will be prohibited from visiting certain areas again. This means that the country is giving so much value to these state-owned trees.