Spring is finally here, bringing with it hotter temperature ranges, brighter skies, and fresh green buds. For individuals living in Japan, the appearance of spring represents one more thing: the beginning of cherry flower season.
Cherry blossoms, or sakura in Japanese people, are a social icon of Japan, popular for their sensitive light red elegance and short lifespans. Each spring, they blossom in surf across the isles of Japan, gaining thousands of visitors, photography lovers, and local individuals.
Cherry flower season is connected to the centuries-old custom of hanami, which are small parties and a picnic held outdoors to enjoy the attractiveness of the cherry blossoms. People collect below cherry flower plants to eat, drink, be a musician, and have fun together, all the while staring at mass of pale pink and white petals and leaves that flutter overhead in the branches.
Whether you are in the city or the countryside, alone or with a group of friends, during the day or at night, the growing of sakura is truly an exceptional vision to look at. From Japan to Washington, D.C. to Taiwan, cherry flower season is a wonderful time to enjoy springtime, nature, and fleeting beauty.
Japan Cherry Blossom Photos 2014
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