Tag Archives: Cherry Blossoms

Highlights from the Tokyo: Art and Photography Exhibition at Oxford Uni’s Ashmolean

Living in the UK and missing Japan? An afternoon at the Ashmolean Museum at Oxford University should fill that void. When you enter the Tokyo: Art and Photography Exhibition, a bright pink panel of cherry blossoms greets you, stretching along the floor and up the walls, creating the perfect Instagram backdrop. Step inside and Japanese…

40 Beautiful Cherry Blossom Photos from the Sakura Season in Japan

This year, I’m delighted to share with you 40 stunning cherry blossom photos taken by Alex Kerr, Alfie Goodrich and Junko Sophie Kakizaki in Japan. PHOTOS BY ALEX KERR Alex Kerr is a well-known Japanologist and writer. He’s an expert on Japanese art and culture and the author of numerous books, including Lost Japan, a…

Sakura 桜 (Cherry Blossoms) — A True Story by Don MacLaren

In celebration of the cherry blossom season in Japan, here’s a slightly steamy true story about love, passion, feelings, and the transient nature of life titled “Sakura 桜 (Cherry Blossoms)” by Don MacLaren, an accomplished writer and Japanologist. MacLaren spent many years living and working in Japan. His understanding of the way Japanese people think…

The Importance of Cherry Blossoms in Japan in the 21st Century

I’ve already explained the significance of cherry blossoms (or sakura as they’re known in Japan) and how they represent the impermanence and fragility of life but I want to discuss their importance in the 21st century in this blog post and why they should be so highly regarded and valued now more than ever before.…