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The Japanese Sakura -  A symbolic flower of the spring

The cherry blossom (Sakura) is considered the national flower of Japan. Its beauty has stood for many thousands of years and holds an important position in Japanese culture.

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Published on 10 Mar, 12:00

*Updated 25th Feb 2021*
*Updated 25th Feb 2021*
The Japanese Sakura -  A symbolic flower of the spring

The Sakura season is one of the most beautiful times of the year in Japan when everywhere is full of cherry blossoms. On the last days of March and the beginning of April, the pink color of the full-bloomed cherry blossoms embraces the whole mountains and hills, spreading all over the streets... The dreamlike scenery makes those who pass by be amazed.

There are many different types of cherry blossoms in Japan. Each type has its own beauty and charm. Let's learn more about them in the article below!

The Japanese Sakura -  A symbolic flower of the spring

In Japan, during Sakura's season, people often spend a whole day with their friends and families to go out for a Sakura picnic, also called Hanami. Enjoying the food, and chatting while watching a fine show of the full-bloomed Sakura is a truly unforgettable experience that you cannot miss if you have the opportunity to join one.

Everyone must have their own favorite spot to enjoy Sakura. How about trying a new spot this year?

The Japanese Sakura -  A symbolic flower of the spring

In Japan, not only you can enjoy watching but you can also enjoy eating dishes made from Sakura flower and leaf; fresh scent and good for your health and skin. From sweet dishes to savory dishes, under the skillful hands and creativity of the chef, cherry blossoms are processed into variety of delicious dishes.

Have you ever wondered what Sakura taste like? We have some hints for you in this article below.

The Japanese Sakura -  A symbolic flower of the spring

The cherry blossoms are indeed very beautiful, but they bloom for just a few days of spring, only about a week. Just a gentle wind goes by can make the petals fall off from its branches. To Japanese people, cherry blossoms are associated with the fragile, short-lived nature of youthful beauty and life. Therefore, it has become a symbol of beauty, a national flower for Japanese people.

What's more romantic than sitting under pink Sakura blooming flowers, with a picnic, some sake and your loved ones?

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