Each year the Emperor walks through the imperial gardens to greet the spring, every year he stops beneath the Sakura trees, and every year you try to paint his picture. This is going to be your year. Artists from all over will step over their rivals to be closest to the Emperor as he reaches the cherry blossoms, hoping to paint a portrait that will please him. However, should one of them accidentally bump the Emperor, they would be sure to earn his ire!
Sakura is a light tactical game of pushing both your luck and your friends. Players will simultaneously decide how far to move both their character and the Emperor. The player closest to the Emperor when the Cherry Blossoms are reached will gain a huge amount of prestige, but push too far and you risk bumping into the Emperor and walking away in disgrace.