Discover sakura throughout the ages
Soon, parks awash with pink cherry blossom petals will be filled to the brim with hanami spectators. Armed with sakura-inspired foods, every year Japanese people gather under pink-hued trees to celebrate the limited flowering season. But behind its beauty, Japan’s national flower has a long and fascinating history. More than just a pretty blossom, sakura has held symbolic meaning, acted as a literary muse, and has even served practical landscaping purposes in this country!
Dive in to discover some key moments of history that capture the essence of this transient spring bloom.