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Break open a cherry tree and there are no flowers, but the spring breeze brings forth myriad blossoms.”
Ikkyu Sojun



A cherry blossom is the name for the flower of cherry trees known as Sakura (Japanese kanji : 桜 or 櫻; hiragana: さくら) in Japanese. In English, the word "sakura" is equivalent to the Japanese flowering cherry.

Japan gave 3,020 cherry blossom trees as a gift to the United States in 1912 to celebrate the nations' then-growing friendship. These trees were planted in Sakura Park in Manhattan and famously line the shore of the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C., and the gift was renewed with another 3,800 trees in 1965. The cherry blossom trees continue to be a popular tourist attraction (and the subject of the annual National Cherry Blossom Festival) when they reach full bloom in early spring.

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Cece Olayinka(non-registered)
#9 - I like the contrast of pure white and delicate pink blossoms. Great shot.

#21 - I love the reflection of the cherry blossom trees on the water. Also I like the towering trees in the background. It looks like they are standing guard over the delicate little cherry trees. It's a wonderful image. Great photo!
LaVerne(non-registered)
I am a huge nature lover. These shots are particularly special because they capture many scenes from my early childhood...it's like looking thru the "long" lens of my memory!
Rosie(non-registered)
All your picture are beautiful .but I really really like these
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