Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Entreé of spring

sakura at kim hostel
Cherry blossom( sakura), in China it symbolizes the feminine beauty, the feminine principle, or love . Whereas in Japan the cherry blossoms are believed to exemplify the transient nature of life, because of their short blooming times. They bloom en masse, the extreme beauty and quick death, has often been associated with mortality, which is the reason it becomes widely utilize in japanese art, music, drama, anime, manga, martial arts, for ambient effect.

Quick death of a beauty

The japanese belives that the soul of the deseased warrior reincarnates in the blossoms, which bring an aesthetic affect during WWII. The pilots would paint sakura on the sides of their plane before embarking for a kamikaze mission. They even brought along the sakura branches on plane. So, it brings the idea of the falling of the cherry petals resembles the sacrifice of youth, thus honoring the emporer.

Sakura taken on the 2nd day of the blossom

cherry blossom in Washington DC

Washington DC cherry blossom


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Anonymous said...

eh.. i dun think that is sakura leh.. but i didn't have enuf proof yet.. wait until i free i go do some research.. hahaha

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