A cherry blossom is the bloom of a Prunus tree, of which there are several varieties. Cherry blossoms are found all throughout the world. However, they are most prevalent in temperate climes in the Northern Hemisphere. Such as Japan, China, Korea, Nepal, India, Pakistan, Iran, Afghanistan, and various sites in northern Europe.
Because of the enormous number of kinds and the statewide celebrations held throughout the blooming season. Japan is particularly well-known for its cherry blossoms. People host picnics and hanami (flower watching) parties when the buds break forth in parks and streets. Around the country to savor the fleeting beauty of the blossoms and welcome in the warmer weather. Cherry blossoms are called sakura in Japanese. And it would not be an exaggeration to say they are a national obsession.
Cherry blossoms bloom at different periods of the year. But the majority bloom in Tokyo from the end of March to the beginning of April.
The environment varies throughout this season. The delicate aroma of bloom adds liveliness and optimism to the streets. Much as spring provides the promise of new life and new beginnings.
The flowers become a topic of everyday conversation. And it is normal to find people standing in the street, captivated, shooting a tree in bloom from all perspectives. Pink products and decorations are used in stores. Floral forms and sakura-flavored sweets and beverages decorate menus — the Starbucks sakura-themed drinks have a cult-like following!
Cherry blossom celebrations are hosted in numerous parks and castle grounds around Japan. But their beauty is recognized in countries worldwide. These fragile, ephemeral flowers have caught people’s hearts and imaginations. Appearing in everything from traditional art and paintings to being a popular option for desktops and even tattoos.