Jan. 2019

sakura sakura

Here, the best season is coming!

Sakura (a cherry blossom tree) is probably the most famous and popular flower in Japan. People enjoy pale pink colors of petals and their falling from trees. You'll see many people having a party under the trees.

Sakura is deeply connected to Japanese culture. There are even songs about it even from a thousand years ago. It's a symbol for fragility and the flow of the time, because once it blooms, it falls soon.

In this feature "Sakura, Sakura", you'll get to know not only great sakura spots, but also how locals enjoy sakura, what they see through it, how it connects to culture and daily lives, and more.

Let's take a look!

articles

fiction, Mar. 2019

HOSHICHIKA

A Petal in a Cup

fiction, Mar. 2019

SAKI.S

Sakura Rice Ball

fiction, Mar. 2019

KINA

The Girl Named “Sakura”

essay, Mar. 2019

SAE

Magical Panda Cake

essay, Mar. 2019

YUKI TAMURA

Sakura Brings Us Together