I love Cherry Blossom trees. How can one not. I think they are one of the saddest, most beautiful looking things ever. Also called `Sakura’ they even have a celebration around them in Japan called Hanami.
While in China it represents femininity, power, innocence and sexuality; in Japan it is a symbol of transience and fragility of life. It’s short beautiful bloom has inspired many poets and artists. And lovers and dreamers….
“My heart that was rapt away by the wild cherry blossoms – will it return to my body when they scatter?” – Anon
“Could I die under a cherry blossom tree in full bloom on a full-
moon night of spring?” – Saigyo
My cherry blossom inspired art
What comes to your mind when you think of a cherry blossom tree?? tell me…