Sakura: Japanese Beauty

Have you ever seen how Sakura is blooming? 🌸🌸🌸

This was one of my dreams to see those trees full of pink flowers. Those tiny beauties are so adorable and so gentle, that can flow down from a little wind. Pity they have so short life and we have just few weeks to enjoy their appearance.

The picture was taken in April, in a little town of Starnberg, Germany. You can also see amazing alleys of Sakura trees in other European countries, such as Austria, UK (there are specific parks in London!), etc. But historically it comes from Japan, so let’s see what it means in Japanese culture.

🌸 Sakura (桜) – Sakura means “cherry blossom” and is derived from saku 咲, which means to bloom, or alternately to smile/laugh. Cherry blossoms are a symbolic flower of the spring, a time of renewal, and the fleeting nature of life. So this is why I’m in love with them, as a “spring person” :)))

🌸 Sakura-fubuki (桜吹雪) – this means “cherry blossom snowstorm”. Often cherry blossom petals dance in the spring wind, which from a distance can look like a storm of pink petals! This must be a fairy tale view 🥰

🌸 Mikkaminumanosakura (三日見ぬ間の桜) – this is a highly descriptive and evocative word in Japanese that means change happens very suddenly and intensely, as it takes very short time for the cherry blossoms that go from full bloom to being scattered. 

This list can be continuous and long, but I’ve selected the most wonderful words and descriptions here. If you have any option to add to this list, welcome 😉

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