Friday, February 6, 2009

Sakura Fever

Spring (March to April) is just around the corner and to most, it is the best time to see Japan. It is the most picturesque of all seasons where the cherry blossoms are in full bloom. At these times, Japan is painted with pink and white. The beauty of the flowers are temporary, like any other beauty, they don't last forever. It takes only a week before they start to fall so the Japanese and tourists take the opportunity to go out in the parks to marvel at the sights to behold. This is called Hanami. In Japan, the sakura is a reminder that life is short, it is transient like the blossoms. Some good things never last.

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