June 23, 2013

Cherry Blossoms, Japan

Photograph by Hideyuki Katagiri

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Cherry blossom is called sakura in Japanese. It is a Japanese symbolic flower. There are various kinds of cherry trees, and an especially old cherry tree is called edo-higan.

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26 comments
water bird
water bird

a photo which perfectly captures the moment where the falling and swaying  of the cherry blossoms resemble a gentle snowfall.

Heart Beat Singh
Heart Beat Singh

What a beautifull Nature scene!!!!! with waoo!!! colors!!!!!!!

John Korvell
John Korvell

Beautiful.  When traveling to Tokyo on business, I would try to time it for the cherry blossoms in Hibiya Park (by my hotel).  Spectacular !!

Michelle Haymoz
Michelle Haymoz

Feels like being in a fairy garden, absolutely gorgeous tones and details. One can see the subtle movements of the branches. Sugoi.

Amy Adams
Amy Adams

I love the colors in the background supporting this glistening shot!

varad vanjape
varad vanjape

very beautiful  photo.It's just resembling a beautiful painting

Gerry Cunningham
Gerry Cunningham

What a beautiful picture ! Overflowing frothy flowers ! lovely...

Susan P.
Susan P.

Absolutely lovely... almost like a painting. Thanks for sharing this photo.


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