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The Best Pictures Of This Year’s Japanese Cherry Blossoms

The Japanese cherry blossom, known as the Sakura in Japanese, is the flower of a cherry tree that is cultivated for its decorative features rather than for cherries (it doesn’t bear fruit). The overwhelming beauty of the cherry blossom bloom has been known and adored for ages. The blooming period is associated with Japanese traditions, culture, aesthetics, and is a bittersweet metaphor for the ephemeral nature of life itself.

The blooming cherry blossoms herald the beginning of the centuries-old Hanami festival – the traditional Japanese custom of picnicking under trees rich with flowering Sakura branches and enjoying this short but striking first breath of spring. The blossoming wave usually starts in Okinawa in January or February and progresses through all of Japan until April or May. The cherry blossom front (Sakura zensen) can be conveniently tracked every year using this calendar.

Source: Demilked Magazine

Cherry blossoms are beautiful.

Cherry blossoms try to kill me every year.

Two true statements.

cleromancy:

whats my gender? well no one knows for sure, but they say sometimes in the dead of darkest nights, you can hear it howling from the house on the hill

dicapriho:

There’s something I love about her and I think we just wanted to go there and try to get there together. Watching her go to those emotional places was so exciting. I also think she’s in a period right now where she’s killing it. I saw “Don Jon,” I saw “Under the Skin,”—it’s really beautiful, strange, and creepy but she’s incredible in it…She’s always been amazing, she has this incredible presence but she kicked it up into another gear. - Spike Jonze on Scarlett Johansson

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fixerupppers:

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jessicamao:

It would make me really happy if you pick me up a seashell as a souvenir.

passion:

how to have a flat stomach

  1. remove all of your organs