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meow ; )
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Double Cherry Blossoms at Yasukuni Shinto Shrine.
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An attractive poppy flower=)
Capturing the Cherry Blossom Season in Japan
In Japan, sakura (桜), or cherry blossoms, stand as the symbolic flower of spring and start appearing all over the country as the seasons change. During this season, rows of cherry trees with their pastel-pink crowns transform the country and shower the streets in falling petals. People go out to gardens, streets and parks for hanami (花見), or flower viewing, to appreciate the beauty of the cherry blossoms and the mild weather after the long, cold winter. Often, hanami involves picnicking in the best sakura locations and enjoying food and drinks with friends under cherry trees. The blooming of sakura begins from the south around late March and spreads northward through the beginning of May.
Want to see more photos and videos from some of the most famous sakura locations in Japan? Explore the location pages below:
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Boo attempted to kiss Yuri, but she didn’t like it =O
大きい目とボーボーの髭。#uchinonekora #purin #neko #cat
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