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 blossom season is usually in mid April
And it lasts only one week
Hanami is a Japanese custom of a picnic party to enjoy the blossom
The flower petals are edible
And they don’t only come in the pink color
There are around 600 sakura species in Japan
Sakura symbolizes fragility, beauty, and rebirth
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