Cherry Blossom Pink

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Cherry Blossom Pink 5 - #FFB7C5

A cherry blossom is the flower of any of several trees of genus Prunus, particularly the Japanese Cherry, Prunus serrulata, which is sometimes called sakura. Many of the varieties that have been cultivated for ornamental use do not produce fruit. Edible cherries generally come from cultivars of the related species Prunus avium and Prunus cerasus.

"Hanami" is the centuries-old practice of picnicking under a blooming sakura or ume tree. The custom is said to have started during the Nara Period (710-794) when it was ume blossoms that people admired in the beginning. But by the Heian Period (794-1185), cherry blossoms came to attract more attention and hanami was synonymous with sakura.

In Japan, cherry blossoms also symbolize clouds due to their nature of blooming en masse, besides being an enduring metaphor for the ephemeral nature of life.

Shown are some cherry tree blossoms
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