Cherry Blossom Season

Discussion in 'Japan' started by everyann, Aug 15, 2006.

  1. everyann

    everyann Guest

    Cherry Blossoms (Sakura) are Japan's unoffical flower. These flowers bloom annually and there are many "Cherry Blossom Festivals" that can be experienced throughout Japan. Depending on where you are in Japan the Cherry Blossoms may bloom as early as January or as late as May. These beautiful flowers do not last very long so you'll want to catch the season at the right time.

    Helpful Tip:
    Check this site for an estimated time of the first blossoms.
     
  2. travelmaniac02

    travelmaniac02 New Member

    really nice flower.... been the inspiration of some arts in Japan. thanks for the tip. =)
     
  3. taramcdonald

    taramcdonald New Member

    Hi, A good book on chasing the cherry blossom front from south to north Japan is Hokkaido Highway Blues by Will Ferguson. It will inspire you to see the cherry blossom!

    Tara
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  4. adest

    adest New Member

    Perhaps sakura has the closest link with Japanese culture. Sakura trees can be seen all over Japan from the northern end to southern.
     
  5. Nick_1ipl

    Nick_1ipl New Member

    NIce Info.. !!
     
  6. patriciamd

    patriciamd New Member

    Thank you. Cherry Blossoms are very, very beautiful.
     
  7. helloworldbea

    helloworldbea New Member

    Viewing the sakura is a soothing experience. Really beautiful.
     
  8. patriciamd

    patriciamd New Member

    Some cherry blossom pics:

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    Beautiful aren't they?
     
  9. yami

    yami New Member

    Thanks for the great info.
     
  10. helloworldbea

    helloworldbea New Member

    Thanks! They really are beautiful.
     
  11. patriciamd

    patriciamd New Member

    Trivia: Did you know that in 1912, Japan gave 3,020 sakura trees as a gift to the US for their fast growing friendship? I bet they didn't know what was going to happen to Hiroshima later...
     
  12. luxre

    luxre New Member

    OHanami is a type of Japanese Music? or festival?
     
  13. magnusiax

    magnusiax New Member

    Very nice flower, beautiful...
     
  14. annie2

    annie2 New Member

    really awesome pictures. I have never ever seen such a beautiful flower like cherry blossom, oh! what a color, that's why it attracts more people to Japan during the season, they are sooooo beautiful, soft and exceptional...
     
  15. patriciamd

    patriciamd New Member

    That's true. A lot of people also go to Japan just to enjoy viewing cherry blossoms when they fall. It's quite spectacular, really.
     
  16. mochilera

    mochilera New Member

    Nice sharing... I heard Japanese would bring their family to book a nice seat in the park, picnic while viewing the Sakura fall..

    It must be like pink snowing.... :)
     
  17. Somusan

    Somusan New Member

    Thanks for beautiful pictures!!!
    Do you have more??
     
  18. Somusan

    Somusan New Member

    The pictures are very beautiful :)
    Did you take it yourself? Like a photographer!
     
  19. faye74

    faye74 New Member

    Hi the Cherry Blossom flower is so beautiful, i have heard so much about it. i will like to take advantage of this new season so that i can see it live with my family.
    Nero
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  20. khatrineluz

    khatrineluz New Member

    yo! nice photo out there.... love it!
     

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