29 Swoon-Worthy Pictures Of Japanese Cherry Blossoms

Published May 17, 2015
Updated January 11, 2018

These photos prove that Japanese cherry blossoms are one of the simplest and most beautiful blooms in the world.

Nothing beats the simple beauty of a cherry blossom in full bloom. While most varieties of the tree do not produce fruit, their pinkish-white flowers are admired by people all across the world.

In Japan, cherry blossoms represent the beauty and fragility of life, a symbolic notion that has existed for centuries, as seen in ancient Japanese paintings and mythology. When the flowers bloom—creating a dreamy scene of white and pink petals, people gather together to celebrate and remind themselves that while life is a blessing, it is also tragically short.

Called “Sakura,” the cherry blossom is Japan’s national flower, playing a role in both political and cultural traditions. Check out these incredible images of cherry blossoms before spring’s blooms submit to the summer heat:

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Sakura Blooms in Japan
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29 Swoon-Worthy Pictures Of Japanese Cherry Blossoms
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The cherry blossom's transformation from bud to bloom is short and sweet. Check it out in this time-lapse video:

Feel like your part of scenery in this clip of Sakura blooming throughout Japan:

And if you enjoyed these Japanese cherry blossoms pictures, see our other posts on the Japanese cat island of Aoshima and the most popular All That Is Interesting pictures!

Kiri Picone
Bay Area transplant Kiri Picone is a writer and marketer who loves bizarre news and the color purple.
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