The beautiful cherry blossom | File#289: Large image 1280×960 pixels (3.51MB)
Snow white cherry blossom | File#290: Large image 1280×960 pixels (3.51MB)
Pure cherry blossom | File#291:Large image 1280×960 pixels (3.51MB)
Cherry blossom | File#292: Large image 1280×960 pixels (3.51MB)
The meaning of cherry blossom
For the Japanese the cherry blossom holds very different meaning. The cherry blossom is a very delicate flower that blooms for a very short time. For the Japanese this represents the transience of life. The fallen cherry blossom is not taken lightly in Japanese symbolism either. It often represents the beauty of snow and there are many connections made in Japanese literature or poetry to a fallen cherry blossom and snow. This also has been extended to the life of a warrior whose life was ended early in battle.