Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival In Japan’s Culture
Cherry Blossom Festival Meaning: Cherry Blossom Flower has a symbolic meaning in Japan.Samurai spirit,
Glorious Death in the battlefield, delicate beauty, Purity and melancholy to name just a few of the Cherry Blossom Festival symbols.
The Secret Meaning Of Japanese Cherry Blossom In Japan’s Culture
Samurai spirit: The belief that life is short and beautiful, like the Cherry Blossom Flower’s life span.
The Samurai warriors in Ancient Japanese Culture and the Japanese soldiers during World War II considered it an honor to die in the battlefield like scattered Cherry petals.
Death in the battlefield was considered glorious and Japanese artists wrote poems and painted images of it, comparing it to the delicate beauty of the Flowers falling off the trees.
Purity and melancholy stirred their imagination and symbolized the darker side of Cherry festival.
The Japanese Shoguns enjoyed viewing the magnificent Cherry Blossom Flowers. Sakura (cherry blossom) and Hanami (cherry tree viewing) have been a Japanese custom since the 7th century.
Japanese Cherry Blossom Trees Festival Meaning
The Japanese Cherry Trees do not grow fruits like trees in other countries.
The Cherry trees in Japan are admired for aesthetic reasons only.
During the Blossom Tokyo is flooded with various shades of pink that shine in daylight and are illuminated gloriously at night.
Yasukuni Shrine, the Japanese Gardens, the Imperial Palace Gardens and the Sumida River Park are just some of the Places Tourist and Locals love to visit during the Festival.
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The Cherry festival is a national holiday in Japan.
Schools and workplaces close down and people are traveling all over Japan to view the Blossom, and meet with friends and family.
Tokyo Parks and Japanese Gardens are flooded with tourists and locals that stroll along the parks, take photos, sail in the ponds and celebrate by having picnics under the cherry trees,
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