The websites below discuss the importance and symbolism of cherry blossoms in Japanese culture. 

 

“Sakura,” a Symbol of Spring in Japan
(this website is in Japanese, but can be read in English via Google Translate)

Observing the Changing Seasons: One of Life’s Simple Pleasures by Kuroda Momoko (from Nipponia)

Japan in Bloom: Cherry Blossom Captivates Nation

Special thanks to Emiko Scudder from the Japanese Friendship Garden of San Diego for sharing these resources!

To add to these resources, please email Marisa at info@najga.org

 

*Above: Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park (Grand Rapids, MI)