Photo Essay – Cherry Blossoms

It is spring time in Japan and the cherry blossoms are in full bloom. The Japanese call the cherry blossoms sakura. Sakura has a very pretty kanji and is often used as a girl’s name. The kanji is 桜. The left side is the kanji for the tree, 木. The symbol for woman, female or girl is on the bottom right, 女 and the three strokes above that look like the petals of the delicate blossoms fluttering down on the girl sitting next to the tree. It is another kanji that paints a picture of the actual meaning of the word.

When the Cherry blossoms bloom, the Japanese have a tradition of hanami or flower viewing. Many an alcoholic beverage is consumed and tale is spun while sitting under the trees and reveling the afternoon or night away. Please check out my previous post for a more detailed blog.

Yesterday I took myself for a walk around my neighbourhood and into to Tokyo to a famous cherry blossom viewing moat area called Chidorgafuchi. I hope you can appreciate the beauty of the blossoms and enjoy a walk with me on a crisp bright spring day through my photos.

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3 responses to “Photo Essay – Cherry Blossoms

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    • Thanks Sue. Not quite sure which one you mean as they keep scrolling through! Was an excellent day of mooching around and enjoying the blossoms.


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