The Best Pictures Of This Year’s Japanese Cherry Blossoms

The Japanese cherry blossom, known as the Sakura in Japanese, is the flower of a cherry tree that is cultivated for its decorative features rather than for cherries (it doesn’t bear fruit). The overwhelming beauty of the cherry blossom bloom has been known and adored for ages. The blooming period is associated with Japanese traditions, culture, aesthetics, and is a bittersweet metaphor for the ephemeral nature of life itself.

The blooming cherry blossoms herald the beginning of the centuries-old Hanami festival – the traditional Japanese custom of picnicking under trees rich with flowering Sakura branches and enjoying this short but striking first breath of spring. The blossoming wave usually starts in Okinawa in January or February and progresses through all of Japan until April or May. The cherry blossom front (Sakura zensen) can be conveniently tracked every year using this calendar.

Source: Demilked Magazine

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Even if you deny me, I will continue to reach for you.

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it’s been literally less than a week since I’ve fallen into this trap and I’m so far gone. I can’t believe how emotionally wrecked I am over these characters

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Shintaro: “ok I’ll take over here, Takane you’ll take the opposite side, Ayano you’ll take the left, and Haruka you take the right side..and there you go pocky game with 4 people”

Takane: “This is getting us nowhere”

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Mekakucity Actors

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my voice is girly when I talk to strangers but when I’m with friends I turn into morgan freeman

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doodled a shota Konoha

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was playing around with drawr ///// I really like drawing these two

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that one person everyone loves and you’re just like




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