Cherry blossoms are short-lived yet beautiful.
Cherry blossoms are deeply familiar among people in Japan for they symbolize spring and tell that spring has truly arrived.
Cherry blossom trees are planted in many places that are very popular for cherry blossom viewing (ohanami).
The scattering of cherry blossoms in the air have symbolized the transience of life since ancient
times, though it seems that the presence of fully and profusely blooming cherry blossoms also captivated the hearts of many in the present.
Cherry blossoms are becoming well-known flowers among people outside Japan that it they are called “sakura” instead.
There are Japanese cuisine dishes created in connection with cherry blossoms such as cherry blossom tea (sakura cha), cherry blossom rice cake (sakura mochi) and salmon smoked in cherry blossom wood chips.
You can experience spring in a variety of ways such as food.
Fruits, which grow on sweet cherry trees (prunus avium), are generally called as “sakurambo” in Japan.