The symbol of life’s splendor, fragility and mortality
Sakura, also known as the cherry blossom, is known as one of the national symbols of Japan. Contrary to its name, the tree, which has nothing to do with the cherry fruit, is an ornamental plant. Sakura, herald of spring, symbolizes renewal. The period when these beautiful flowers bloom is considered sacred in Japan. Shortly after the sakura blooms, in about two weeks, the flowers begin to shed. In a way, it reminds people that everything comes and goes, life and death are intertwined.