The cherry blossom tree is truly a sight to behold, especially when it is in full riotous bloom. There are several varieties of the cherry blossom tree, and while most of them produce flowering branches full of small pinkish-hued flowers, some of them produce actual cherries.
In Japan, the cherry blossom is more than just a beautiful flowering tree. There are thousands upon thousands of cherry blossom trees in Japan, and each year the Japanese people closely anticipate and follow the blossoming of the trees. When the trees are in bloom, people come in large groups with their families and friends to view the flowers and to enjoy festivals with food, drink, and music.
The significance of the cherry blossom tree in Japanese culture goes back hundreds of years. In their country, the cherry blossom represents the fragility and the beauty of life. It’s a reminder that life is almost overwhelmingly beautiful but that it is also tragically short. When the cherry blossom trees bloom for a short time each year in brilliant force, they serve as a visual reminder of how precious and how precarious life is. So, when Japanese people come together to view the cherry blossom trees and marvel at their beauty, they aren’t just thinking about the flowers themselves, but also about the larger meaning and deep cultural tradition the cherry blossom tree.” – from Homaro Cantu’s article on Huff Post.
If you’ve been inspired by the profound beauty and symbolism of the cherry blossom, why not experience it firsthand? Supera Tours offers handpicked itinerary that takes you through Japan during the cherry blossom season.
Alternatively, if you can’t make it during the cherry blossom season, don’t worry. Japan is a country of endless beauty and rich culture that can be experienced throughout the year. Supera Tours offers tours for each season, allowing you to explore the diverse landscapes and traditions of Japan in different hues and shades of seasons.