In Japan, the appearance of cherry blossoms, known as sakura, signals the beginning of spring. Sakura (cherry blossoms) blanket the Japanese landscape in the spring, painting the country with its gentle pink hue. Sakura (桜) is a general name for plants that belong to the subfamily of the Rosaceae. The English name for sakura is cherry blossom.
The cherry blossoms, known in Japan as sakura, are well known around the world for their radiant, delicate. and transient beauty. However, they are more than simply beautiful trees, as the sakura has powerful ties to Japan’s history, culture, and identity. The Japanese love to celebrate and cherish the cherry blossoms trees during the limited flowering period and many people hold ‘flower watching’ parties known as hanami. Given the cultural significance of the sakura, there are countless events, festivals, and specialty tours that centered around the blooming of the cherry blossom.
Sakura flowers bloom and die fast. The flower petals fall down constantly, coloring the ground around them with a pretty carpet of white or pale pink petals.
I could not take more photos because of the corona virus. Maybe next year I will try to take as much as more photos of Sakura.