A Travellerspoint blog

Sakura

桜, 櫻

IMG_1064.jpg

Springtime in Japan is marked by the blooming of beautiful cherry blossoms, called sakura. For a couple of weeks in mid-March and early April, all of the cherry blossoms simultaneously bloom to transform the country into a wonderland of pink petals.

Sakura is an iconic symbol of Japanese culture, often found in anime, manga, Japanese art, film, and music. It is a symbol of the start of spring, of a rebirth of life. Unsurprisingly, this is also the time when Japanese schools and companies start their new year.

Explaining the beauty of the cherry blossoms is nearly impossible, so I've decided for the rest of this post to only include photos:

IMG_1073.jpg

IMG_1076.jpg

IMG_1094.jpg

IMG_1092.jpg

IMG_1060.jpg

E477A4D62219AC6817E8AF0D51B0E706.jpg

IMG_1193.jpg

IMG_1194.jpg

IMG_1068.jpg

Posted by DanPan 00:44 Archived in Japan

Email this entryFacebookStumbleUponRedditDel.icio.usIloho

Table of contents

Be the first to comment on this entry.

Comments on this blog entry are now closed to non-Travellerspoint members. You can still leave a comment if you are a member of Travellerspoint.

Enter your Travellerspoint login details below

( What's this? )

If you aren't a member of Travellerspoint yet, you can join for free.

Join Travellerspoint