Capturing the Cherry Blossom Season in Japan
To view more photos and videos of cherry blossoms and hanami parties throughout Japan, browse the #桜, #花見 and #お花見 hashtags on Instagram.
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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"La chica no veía nada a su alrededor, no sabía si era verano, otoño o invierno, si caminaba por la orilla del mar o junto al muro de una fábrica y, si caminaba, caminaba sólo porque el alma, llena de intranquilidad, exige movimiento y no es capaz de permanecer en el mismo sitio, porque cuando no se mueve empieza a doler terriblemente."
Milan Kundera, La inmortalidad.
“Marina Abramovic and Ulay started an intense love story in the 70s, performing art out of the van they lived in. When they felt the relationship had run its course, they decided to walk the Great Wall of China, each from one end, meeting for one last big hug in the middle and never seeing each other again. at her 2010 MoMa retrospective Marina performed ‘The Artist Is Present’ as part of the show, a minute of silence with each stranger who sat in front of her. Ulay arrived without her knowing it and this is what happened.”
Esto me parte el alma :(
Porque los reencuentros inesperados siempre nos mueven el mundo.
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