21 Most Beautiful Japanese Cherry Blossom Photos Of 2014. Time To Stop And Smell The Sakura.
In Japan, the flowering cherry trees, known as sakura, signal the return of spring. The beautiful blooms are short-lived – they last about two weeks – which makes them also a metaphor for fleeting youth and beauty. They are popular subjects of painting and poetry, and their yearly return is celebrated with flower-viewing picnics and festivals throughout the country beginning in April.
The beauty of these pink flowers never gets old. Here’s a compilation of the best photos of this year’s cherry blossoms in Japan. Time to stop and smell the sakura.