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Cherry Blossoms & Japanese Culture

The symbols of cherry blossoms are varied; the beauty, the farewell, the deperture, the ephemeral nature of lite and so on.

Do you know the cherry blossom is the national flower in Japan? We adore the modest pale color of the petals and the harmonious appearance as one whole tree.

People started to compose the poetry of cherry blossoms in Manyoshu(万葉集)which is the oldest anthology in Japan. Since then, it is exactly that Japanese have inspired and lived together with cherry blossoms.

The Spring wind
Scattering blossoms
I saw it in a dream
but when I awoke the sound
was still rustling in my breast

by Saigyo