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Daemon
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Japanese Cherry Blossoms

Ornamental cherry trees and their blossoms are a major symbol of Japan, where they are called sakura and are considered a metaphor for the ephemeral nature of life. As such, they are frequently depicted in art and are associated with both the samurai and kamikaze. In 1912, Japan gave 3,000 sakura as a gift to the US to celebrate the two nations' growing friendship. These trees have since lined the shore of the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC. What is the practice of hanami? More...
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Daemon wrote:
Japanese Cherry Blossoms

Ornamental cherry trees and their blossoms are a major symbol of Japan, where they are called sakura and are considered a metaphor for the ephemeral nature of life. As such, they are frequently depicted in art and are associated with both the samurai and kamikaze. In 1912, Japan gave 3,000 sakura as a gift to the US to celebrate the two nations' growing friendship. These trees have since lined the shore of the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC. What is the practice of hanami? More...


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"Hanami" is the centuries-old practice of picnicking under a blooming sakura or ume tree. The custom is said to have started during the Nara Period (710–794) when it was ume blossoms that people admired in the beginning. But by the Heian Period (794–1185), cherry blossoms came to attract more attention and hanami was synonymous with sakura.[4] From then on, in both waka and haiku, "flowers" (花 hana) meant "cherry blossoms". The custom was originally limited to the elite of the Imperial Court, but soon spread to samurai society and, by the Edo period, to the common people as well. Tokugawa Yoshimune planted areas of cherry blossom trees to encourage this. Under the sakura trees, people had lunch and drank sake in cheerful feasts.


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fragrance is overwhelming
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It's a really nice japanease tradition. I really love those trhees' flowers.
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Japanese Cherry Blossoms

Ornamental cherry trees and their blossoms are a major symbol of Japan, where they are called sakura and are considered a metaphor for the ephemeral nature of life. As such, they are frequently depicted in art and are associated with both the samurai and kamikaze. In 1912, Japan gave 3,000 sakura as a gift to the US to celebrate the two nations' growing friendship. These trees have since lined the shore of the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC. What is the practice of hanami? More...

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Any other smells as sweet (not just Japanese)!!!! Were the Japanese really the first ones to say that or they stole the idea from some other sensitive souls all over the world!?! Open the eyes to cherry blossoms, apple blossoms, and many other blossoms in your countries!!! boycott the plastic products, and if we do not buy them, they will be forced to stop producing them. Even fruit and food items are packed in relentless plastic (re: today's article)...
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Japanese Cherry Blossoms

Ornamental cherry trees and their blossoms are a major symbol of Japan, where they are called sakura and are considered a metaphor for the ephemeral nature of life. As such, they are frequently depicted in art and are associated with both the samurai and kamikaze. In 1912, Japan gave 3,000 sakura as a gift to the US to celebrate the two nations' growing friendship. These trees have since lined the shore of the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC. What is the practice of hanami? More...

Think ... analogy between the cherry blossom and the samurai and kamikaze (very poetic, by the way)???? Preposterous!!!! the author did not include the Islamic suicide bombers ... the same idea, but some wrap it in political preferences...
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Did somebody walk alongside the Tidal Basin while all the trees were in full blossom ? My dream...
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SAKURA, THE SPIRIT OF JAPAN




Sakura is the symbol of spring in Japan. Japanese believe that the spring season is coming when they bloom all together.
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It is not spring yet, is it? Or did I just sleep through the past few months??? Whatever the reason for this "story" today, it is much appreciated, as we are chilly here in the "valley of the sun", and it will be cold tomorrow morning with chilling rains & snow just up the road. The blossoms are beautiful and have cheered me up this day, Thank you!!!!!!
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