Japan – Referring to the land of the rising sun, each of us also exists the image of cherry blossoms with petals flying in the wind. A wonderful setting that welcomes every traveler who wants to set foot on the cherry blossom mission even once.
But few people know and pay attention to the meaning, tradition and culture of cherry blossoms in mind, Japanese life. At the end of March and early April, not only Japanese people but also people around the world refer to blooming cherry blossoms, showing pure colors … is the best time for your trip to Japan. and relatives.
Passionate and sublime beauty
There are legends that cherry blossoms – sakura is a way to call from Sakuya is the name of the goddess Konohara Sakuya – a god in ancient Japanese literature called The Ancient Records – Kojiki. This god was the first person to sow the cherry blossoms on Mount Fuji, thus being honored as the goddess Sakura. This goddess has a beautiful beauty like flowers, and when the cherry blossoms bloom, they are also extremely beautiful, captivating the world. And Japanese people believe that Sakura cherry originated from that.
Japanese cherry blossoms have been successfully propagated in the US and South Korea. In these two countries, although viewing cherry blossoms has not become a large-scale festival like in Japan, it is also a beautiful cultural feature in each country’s culture.
For Japanese people, the Cherry Blossom not only symbolizes the beauty of beauty, but also the sadness of the transience, tolerance and humility and patience. Cherry trees donated as a symbol of peace of Japan with other countries around the world. Cherry blossoms that grow in North Korea and the United States have no scent. Meanwhile, in Japan, people praise the fragrance of cherry blossoms in the verses. In Japanese language, especially in poetry, the words’ hana ‘(flower) and’ sakura ” are almost synonymous.
Cherry blossoms express the beauty of the bar, pure but eloquent, symbolizing the Japanese character.
Cherry blossoms fall in a tolerant, sad and eloquent manner. Tolerance because after just a few days bloom will be the flowers start to wilt; sad because it reminds of a fragile and short life. The hero of this short-lived flower affirms a proud Japanese aesthetic that what is beautiful in nature and in life rarely lasts long, that it is the early fade is also a beauty, it is extinguished right its brilliant peak, has shown a sublime beauty.
Cherry – reborn soul
Cherry blossoms bloom from January to May, spreading along areas of Japan from South to North (the North due to the cold, cherry blossoms usually bloom later). The earliest cherry blossoms in Okinawa, then to Central Japan such as Kyusyu, Kanto and ending in Hokkaido (Northern Japan).
And the most beautiful period is early April, meaning the period of flowering (mankai). This is the best time to see cherry blossoms, which the Japanese call Hanami. According to preliminary statistics, Japan has more than 1 million cherry trees across the country.
The cherry blossom season also signals the beginning of spring – the season of green buds, the season of hope.
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Cherry blossoms signal the spring.
Just like every year, in Japan, work is stalled for hanami cherry blossom picnic, hanami festivals or other events related to cherry blossoms. This year due to the warmer weather every year, cherry blossoms bloom earlier and local flower viewing festivals are also earlier.
Everyone in the workplace will leave work to go to a park in Tokyo or Kyoto, Tochigi … eat, have fun talking and really relax under the blooming cherry blossoms. scented.
There is an important rule that is set: not to pick the petals, so that its beauty is enjoyed by everyone. It is also thought that the falling cherry blossom petals are the reborn souls of fallen warriors and you shouldn’t have any impact on them.
The first sign of spring in Japan is when the weather news on television shows a national map showing the places of cherry blossoms blooming. From that point on, all weather reports will follow the progress of cherry blossoms throughout Japan until the last petals have died.
The Japanese take the news of the forecast of cherry blossoms, or “sakura zensen”, seriously. Because blooming cherry blossoms only exist for a few days to almost a week, depending on the weather if there is wind and rain. Therefore, it is extremely important to know exactly which days are the perfect day for “hanami”, meaning that watching flowers (hana means flowers, mi means watching) is extremely important.
Cherry blossom blooms right in the spring – expressing a new development, new prosperity. The Japanese believe that cherry blossoms bring a lot of luck.