25 March, 2008

Sakura

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"Shikishima no
Yamato-gokoro wo
Hito-towaba,
Asahi ni niou
Yamazakura bana."

(If one should ask you concerning the heart of a true Japanese, point to the wild cherry flower glowing in the sun.)

– Norinaga Motoori (1730-1801)

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"Could I die under a cherry blossom tree in full bloom on a full-
moon night of spring?"

16 comments:

  1. hey sia... even i hv clicked the snaps of these photos and i never knew they are called by this name.. thnx for the wonderful information.

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  2. Sia, this cherry bloom is a treat to eyes in scorching summer! Tks for sharing the snaps! Very Well Clicked!

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  3. It's always nice to see these. All I saw when I went to Japan earlier this year were the bare branches of these trees! There also used to be a film or a camera brand called Sakura.

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  4. Wow, wonderful pictures and great poems.

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  5. **squints** i see a poem... yeah. and gorgeous cherry blossoms.

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  6. Sia, such beautiful pictures. Here in my hometown of Washington DC ogling at the cherry blossoms along the tidal basin is an annual event. They are indeed quite spectacular.

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  7. Wonderful capture of the nature :)

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  8. Hah! I was trying to decipher the Japanese poem before I saw the translation in English!!! ;) Pretty pics!

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  9. Could i die...
    beautifull Sia..

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  10. I remember the name from Memoirs of a Geisha....beautiful cherry blossoms....lovely pic.

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  11. It's now cherry blossom season here... Snaps look good.

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  12. Nature's beauty at its best!

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  13. Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful!

    Looks like spring is still a month away for us here in Boston.

    See
    this pic from 3 years ago.

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