To stand in this blizzard of blossoms – to feel the onslaught of pinkness – is to face one of Japan’s most important moments of the year.

Sakura isn’t just a spectacle, it is the embodiment of the Shinto ideals of hope and renewal… and perhaps most significant of all, impermanence. •
The cherry blossoms last one brief week every year, as transient as life and health. (As transient as this weird year of coronavirus, we all hope.)

And its beauty, captured only in our pictures and memories.

(via @sasapetricic)

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