The beating of the stout Nature.
Even if I lose my way,
The sacredness leads me here.
The pretty pulse.
Feathers fleeting dance.
Your smile will light up the world.
You are our symbol.
Courtesy, Modesty, Compassion...
So far and from now on.
あひおひの 松も桜も 八千代へ 君がみゆきの けふをはじめに
淀殿 (1569 – 1615)
Surely everlasting existence Black pine and cherry tree
When you came From today
Yodo-dono (1569 – 1615)
"桜" (ō, or sakura). It is translated as cherry blossom, cherry tree.
This character is written by Kanzi, Regular script.
Etymology : Phono-semantic compound
semantic 木 (tree) + phonetic 嬰 (baby, infant)
The cherry tree which flowered every year for several thousand years.
They let us feel charmingly naive such as infant.
SAKURA expresses Japanese view of life and death.
It is our life and heart itself.
Please protect mother earth and us forever.
此心 天つ虚にも 花そなほ 三世の仏に たてまつらなん
道元 (1200 – 1253)
This faithfulness Clear far-off sky Beautiful flowers
Past, present, future Buddha I want to present it.
Dōgen (1200 – 1253)
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" sakura (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" sakura (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 "Cascade" sakura (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
Congratulations the anniversary.
The full bloom cherry tree of the friendship, Forever.
I dedicate this post as the memory.
" Cherry blossoms of the Japanese Yoshino variety bloom along the Tidal Basin, March 19, 2012, in Washington, DC, with the Jefferson Memorial to the rear. This season celebrates the 100-year anniversary of the gift of the cherry trees from Japan to Washington, DC. (Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images) " from bostonglobe.com
" Cherry Blossoms in Washington " from washingtonpost.com
" Scientists, arborists preserve capital’s century-old cherry trees. Tokyo’s 1912 gift is supplemented, nurtured, cloned " from bostonglobe.com
" In the spring of 2012, the National Cherry Blossom Festival will host a once-in-a-lifetime centennial celebration. In 1912, the city of Tokyo, Japan gave Washington DC an incredible gift of 3,000 cherry blossom trees to be planted around the Tidal Basin in West Potomac Park, in East Potomac Park and on the grounds of the Washington Monument. The 100th anniversary of these beautiful trees will be celebrated with 5-weeks of spectacular events.
Photo posted and used with permission of photographer Navin Sarma.