Cherry Blossom Tree
The significance of the cherry blossom tree inJapanese culture goes back hundreds of years. In their country, the cherry blossom represents the fragility and the beauty of life.
On Japan's southern, subtropical islands of Okinawa, cherry blossoms open as early as January, while on the northern island of Hokkaido, the flowering can be as late as May. In most major cities in between, such as Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka, the cherry blossom season typically takes place in early April.
Bamboo Sumi-e paintings
with Panda sketches
Bamboo is a very strong plant. Because of its sturdy root structure, it is a symbol of prosperity in Japan.
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