The cherry blossom is definitely one of the most magnificent phenomena in the world. Being a symbol of beauty and fresh starts, it is an infinite source of inspiration for many artists, photographers, and writers.

Although the history of the cherry blossom traces back to the Heian Period (794-1185) and hides a lot of curious facts, the  only thing most people know about it is that the cherry blossom is also called sakura.

To highlight the uniqueness and beauty of the cherry blossom, we’ve created a breathtaking thematic photo collection that inspires one to learn more about the phenomenon.

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Amazing fact you need to know about the cherry blossoms

The cherry blossom is Japan’s unofficial national flower

The cherry blossom is Japan’s unofficial national flower

The blossom season is usually in mid April

The cherry blossom season in Japan

And it lasts only one week

cherry blossom photo collection

Hanami is a Japanese custom of a picnic party to enjoy the blossom

Hanami is a Japanese custom of a picnic party to enjoy the blossom

The flower petals are edible

Photo collection: Cherry blossom

And they don’t only come in the pink color 

Photo collection: Cherry blossom

There are around 600 sakura species in Japan

Photo collection: Cherry blossom

Sakura symbolizes fragility, beauty, and rebirth

Sakura symbolizes fragility, beauty and rebirth

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