Cherry blossoms (さくら/Sakura) along the road in Roppongi, Minato - a district in Tokyo.
The Japanese cherry blossoms are famous all over the world for their peculiar but pretty colours, giving it a sort of snowy feel during the spring seasons! From as early as the eighth century, elite imperial courtiers paused to appreciate the delicate pink cherry blossoms known as 'sakura' before indulging in picnics and poetry sessions beneath the blooms. Fast-forward more than a millennium and the flowers that launched a thousand haiku are no less revered in modern-day Japan.
The flowers are deeply symbolic: their short-lived existence taps into a long-held appreciation of the beauty of the fleeting nature of life, as echoed across the nation’s cultural heritage. The blossoms also, quite literally, symbolise new beginnings, with April 1 being the first day of both the financial and academic year in Japan.
The cherry blossoms are not just pretty pink flowers: they are the floral embodiment of Japan’s most deep-rooted cultural and philosophical beliefs.
Photo from unsplash.com user Qarlos Cuiapo.
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It is famous for its long coastline of white sand and sea that takes on colors ranging from turquoise to green as well as for the old-world charm that has managed to be maintained over time.
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