Snapshot From Japan

This image of Cherry Blossoms was captured by Sensei Corella on a trip to Japan. People travel from all over the world to witness the Cherry Blossoms, which are an important part of Japanese culture.

Also called Sakura, Cherry Blossom season runs from around March through May. In fact, you can visit this site and get the “Cherry Blossom forecast” if you’d like to plan a trip. During this time of year you can not only witness the legendary falling of Cherry Blossoms, you can taste treats and even coffee from Starbucks with a Cherry Blossom theme.

In Japan, these blossoms were traditionally very important as they told people when it was time to plant rice. The fleeting beauty of the blossom, which falls to the ground at the height of beauty, was also seen as metaphor for life.