Tag Archives: Cherry Blossoms

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.…

21 Enchanting Cherry Blossom Quotes from The Tale of Genji

The Tale of Genji or 源氏物語, Genji Monogatari in Japanese is a very famous book written by a noblewoman and lady-in-waiting called Murasaki Shikibu during the Heian period (794 to 1185). Every Japanese person has read at least a part of this book and studied it at some point in their lives but it’s also been recognised as a valuable and significant…

Spectacular Cherry Blossom Photos by Award-Winning Australian Photographers in Japan

It’s that time of the year again when the cherry blossoms are beginning to bloom in Japan and everyone in the Land of the Rising Sun is looking forward to celebrating this magnificent seasonal display of delicate pink and white blossoms with hanami (cherry blossom viewing) parties and picnics. Unfortunately, I live in the United…