The awaited springing of cherry blossoms in Japan, commonly called Sakura (桜) considered as national flower, is widely recognized. This tree is so unique, you can’t find a single leaf even in full bloom. These flowers are in full bloom at the end of March or beginning of April. The beauty of “Sakura ” mesmerizes everyone.
Cherry blossoms symbolize mortality, the extreme beauty, and quick death made it more prevalent for celebration. Here now, gone tomorrow, makes people appreciate the beauty this season brings! In Japan, a celebration such as Hanami (cherry blossoms viewing under the cherry trees) often leads to reunions, new year hopes mostly for jobs, new life, new challenges, and the company of friends, workers, and families are seen during this time. Having the chance to experience the blossoms for that year is a thing that Japanese people are thankful for, foreign resident’s had also learned to adapt and love the custom.
Our Hanami cherry blossom shots took place at Kairaku Park. We planned to go the following day but weather report looks bad so we chose to go at night which was more favorable.