Sakura or さくら (my hiragana improving everyday :) is the Japanese name for the cherry blossom. I’m yet to see a cherry blossom tree in full bloom, but a friend once described it as a spiritual experience. In Japan, cherry blossoms are considered a sign of good fortune, a symbol of love, and a lasting metaphor for the transient nature of life. As the cherry blossom season embarks on Japan, I feel their significance, will be more meaningful now then ever. I hope their presence will bring comfort and hope to the Japanese people, at this terribly difficult time.
This beautiful, limited edition Cherry Blossom paper model set, is by Terada Mokei from Japan.