Sakura (Cherry blossom) in Tokyo

Sakura (さくら or 桜) is Japanese meaning cherry blossom. In Tokyo sprig is in full swing and cherry blossoms are in full bloom.

The weeping cherry trees in the Japnese garden are very pretty in the spring.

The weeping cherry trees in the Japnese garden are very beautiful in the spring.

At a typical Japanese garden in Toshima ward

At a typical Japanese garden in Toshima ward

At a park in Nakano-ward Tokyo

At a park in Nakano-ward Tokyo

Traditional Japanese house and cherry tree.

Traditional Japanese house and cherry tree.

The people enjoy cherry blossoms. The cherry blossom in the blue sky.

The people enjoy cherry blossoms. The cherry blossom in the blue sky.

Very beautiful cherry blossom.

Very beautiful cherry blossoms.

The Japanese are familiar with cherry blossoms as a symbol of spring, which signify the coming of spring when they bloom all together at the beginning of spring.

There are some forms of cherry, I do not know well to them.

There are some forms of cherry, I do not know well to them.

Sakura in the Ukiyo-e (Japanese woodblock print), Mt. Fuji and women, and the historical tragic hero with his retainer, under the cherry blossom.

Sakura in the Ukiyo-e (Japanese woodblock print), Mt. Fuji and women, and the historical tragic hero with his retainer, under the cherry blossom.

Mount. Fuji seen throught cherry blossom

Ukiyo-e, Mount. Fuji seen throught cherry blossom

Sakuramochi and Sakurayu

Sakura-mochi and Sakura-yu; A leaf and the petal of the cherry tree become edible.

Sakura-mochi (桜餅) is a Japanese sweet consisting of sweet pink-colored rice cake with a red bean paste center, and wrapped in a pickled cherry blossom leaf. Sakura-yu (桜湯), or cherry blossom tea, is a Japanese infusion created by mixing pickled cherry blossoms with boiled water. This combination becomes a type of herbal tea.

To simply say ‘flower’ means cherry, and the Japanese love cherries because they are not permanent but give a feeling of mujo (sense of mortality). Cherry blossoms are scattered in about one week.

Cherry blossoms along the Kanda River in Shinjuku-ward.

Cherry blossoms along the Kanda River in Shinjuku-ward.

Really gorgeous cherry blossoms.

Really gorgeous cherry blossoms.

Cherry blossoms and women wearing kimonos (traditional Japanese robe-like garment that is now generally worn only in formal occasions).

Cherry blossoms and women wearing kimonos (traditional Japanese robe-like garment that is now generally worn only in formal occasions).

Kanda River; cherry petals float on the water.

Kanda River; cherry petals float on the water.

Cherry blossoms in full bloom.

Cherry blossoms in full bloom.

Cherry blossoms in full bloom on the precincts of Buddhist temple.

Cherry blossoms in full bloom on the precincts of Buddhist temple.

Cherry blossom in Japan is very beautifu and gorgeous worth visiting and seeing at least once in your life. I recommend, “See cherry blossom and then die.”

2 thoughts on “Sakura (Cherry blossom) in Tokyo

  1. Amazing photographs! I used one in my blog, and referenced back to you – just so you are aware. The spring blossom is a sight to behold, and even in the UK we get some really good areas (particularly on streets with many dozens, if not hundreds, of cherry trees creating an avenue).

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