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The Meaning of the Cherry Blossom

Cherry BlossomNo matter where you live in Northern Michigan, it seems you see cherry blossoms almost everywhere you look. As you look at these simple white blossoms, they have the ability to erase the stress of the day and remind us of how wonderful live really is. It’s the simple things that helps to make life truly enjoyable. In this post, I would like to share some great cherry blossom photos, a cherry blossom video as well as share the meaning of this beautiful white flower. One of the most popular areas for viewing cherry blossoms is the National Mall in Washington D.C. during the months of March and April. In 1912, the people of Japan sent 3,020 cherry trees as a gift of friendship to the United Stated. The reason Japan sent cherry trees is cherry blossoms are the national flowers of Japan. In fact, the two cherry trees planted by the wife of the Japanese Ambassador, Viscountess Chinda, and Lady Taft are still standing today. Also, since the tart cherry tree is no indigenous the United States, it was brought over to the New World with early explorers, it makes sense to trace back the mean to Asia, the area of the globe where the cherry is originated. Meaning of the Cherry Blossom in Japan The meaning of the cherry blossom in Japan is “Transient of Life”. It means that life is fragile and we are only here for a short amount of time. Thus, we need to not only enjoy beauty but each individual is uniquely beautiful. We must share our unique with the world so other can enjoy beauty. Meaning of the Fallen Cherry Blossom in Japan There is a legend from ancient Japan of an aging samurai. As the legend goes, as the Samurai became old, the cherry tree on his property began to die too. The Samurai decide to transfer his life force to the cherry tree. One the elderly and honorable Samurai committed ritual suicide under the branches of the dying tree. Within an hour of this event, the cherry tree began to blossom. In addition, a fallen cherry blossom is a symbolic representation of a Samurai lost in battle. Meaning of the Cherry Blossom in China In the Chinese culture, a cherry blossom is a symbol of feminine dominance. In addition, it represents love and often given as a symbol of love. It also represents the beauty of life and emotion of love     Cherry Orchard    
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