Cherry blossoms are a symbolic flower of the spring, a time of renewal, and the fleeting nature of life. Their life is very short. After their beauty peaks around two weeks, the blossoms start to fall. A cherry blossom makes people merry.
What are cherry blossoms known for?
For many Japanese, the blooming of the cherry blossom trees symbolizes human life, transience and nobleness. The Japanese love to celebrate and cherish the cherry blossoms trees during the limited flowering period and many people hold flower watching parties known as hanami.
Why are cherry blossoms sacred?
Signified by the samurai warriors, whose moral duty was to not fear death in battle— a fallen sakura was believed to symbolize the end of their colorful yet fleeting lives—the national flower of Japan became a symbol of courage and rebirth.
What is the story behind cherry blossoms?
The tradition of celebrating the blooming of cherry trees in Japan is centuries old. The planting of cherry trees in Washington DC originated in 1912 as a gift of friendship to the People of the United States from the People of Japan. The beauty of the cherry blossom is a symbol with rich meaning in Japanese culture.
What city has the most cherry blossom trees?
Washington D.C. 1. Washington D.C. Washington D.C. is probably the U.S. city most famous for its cherry blossoms, and for good reason: More than 3,000 trees are in the city, creating legit cherry blossom fields within city limits.