Cherry Blossoms Are Full Bloom In Japan

Ngebray.com,- Japan turns a shade of pink. It marks the arrival of spring. The bloom typically occurs in March or April and lasts for 1-2 weeks. The hype around the sakura dates back to the eighth century. Elite imperial courtiers paused to appreciate the pink cherry blossoms. Hanami [looking at flowers] is one of the nation’s favourite pastimes.

Picture from wtop.com

There are of course so many beautiful flowers but nothing compares to the cherry blossom. The flowers are deeply symbolic. They reflect the fleeting nature of life according to Japanese beliefs.