Japanese Cherry Blossoms in my Travel to Japan


Sakura is very important to Japanese people. “Hanami” (cherry blossom viewing) is an old Japanese spring tradition that has been practiced for centuries.

The cherry blossoms bring up many good memories as well as bittersweet ones to me. I grew up in Mexico where I had the opportunity to enjoy the cherry blossoms in a beautiful park in the south. That is why it causes me great pleasure to see them every time I visit Japan.

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The cherry blossoms are very important to Japanese people as many celebrations and festivals take place during the blooming season. This very short blooming period is often compared to the transition nature of life. It reminds us that every beginning has an end and that life is beautiful, yet very short.

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My most favorite part of the cherry blossoms is not the blooming but actually the falling cherry blossoms petals.

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I will never forget the breathtaking view of falling cherry blossoms in April exactly ten years ago. I went to the Ueno Park and I was speechless as I saw tens of thousands of petals falling from the cherry blossoms trees.

For a second, I thought we were in a different world of pink snowflakes falling gently on our skin. 

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11 Comments

  1. Sheree says:

    It’s amazing isn’t it? Should be one of the many wonders of the earth.

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    1. I absolutely agree with you, Sheree.

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  2. ashok says:

    So beautiful. I saw the fall colours in North America for the first time a couple of months back. Next in my wish list is Cherry Blossoms 🌸

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    1. That is a wish list that will be full-filled soon enough!

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      1. ashok says:

        God willing yes 😊🙏

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  3. Rahul Sharma says:

    wow beautiful.

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  4. I would love to see this in person. I bet it is so pretty.

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    1. You will see this beauty in person one day, I am sure!

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  5. Halbarbera says:

    Pretty in Pink … 🌺🌸🌷…🍒🍸🥂…🌅

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