The cherry blossoms bloom basically from the last week of March to the beginning week of April.
It is about 1 week from flowering to falling.
The opening changes by the climate of the year.
Southland blooms a little earlier from the middle of March. North has a place to bloom until the beginning of May.
This is a map of cherry blossoms.
It is only several days in the chance of the photograph.
Short flowering periods think me to be the cause why cherry blossoms are loved.
The human being is born and must do pass away immediately.
The people of my country may superimpose it on one's fate.
It is also the spirit of Zen, "void (Kū)".
This "one" week is covered in the Far East most happily in year.
We are waiting for the day with you all.
在原業平 (Ariwara no Narihira), 古今和歌集 (Kokin Wakashū)
If there are not cherry blossoms at all in the world, the heart of the spring will be quiet leisurely.
(The feeling that cherry blossoms are impatient for is expressed ironically.)
Japanese three major giants of cherry trees
These three of them are registered as the first natural monument of the country on October 12, 1922.
☆yamataka jinndai "God days" zakura
(Age over 2000 years old)
Hokuto-shi, Yamanashi Prefecture
Height of the tree 13.6m, trunk lap 10.6m.
A giant tree of the maximum grade oldest in Japan.
☆neodani awasumi "light sumi" zakura
(Age over 1500 years old)
Motosu-shi, Gifu Prefecture
Height of the tree 17.2m, trunk lap 9.1m, the spread are East-West 24m, north and south 21m
☆miharu taki "waterfall" zakura
(Age over 1000 years old)
miharu-town, Fukushima Prefecture
Height of the tree 19m, trunk lap 9.5m, spread east and west 22m, north and south 17m