Cherry blossom

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Cherry blossom

  1. 1. Japanese Cherry Blossoms By: Samantha Chu
  2. 2. Significance of Cherry Blossom • Cherry blossom flowers last for up to 2 weeks. • The brief beauty of the flower symbolizes the transient nature of life. transient: Lasting only for a short time; impermanent • Japanese relate this to the natural way of life as we humans rise and fall, too.
  3. 3. Cherry Blossoms in Japanese Culture Cherry blossoms are a great part of Japanese culture. • Cherry blossoms are used to decorate special events such as weddings and openings. • They are used to advertise products. • They are frequently used to decorate everyday products such as Japanese folding screens.
  4. 4. Hanami: a Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival
  5. 5. Hanami: a Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival (cont.) • Hanami defined: viewing flowers • Japan has had Hanami festivals in the Spring for 1,000+ years • Hanami consists of eating and drinking under Sakura Trees. -Sakura: Japanese cherry tree • Vendors sell food and souvenirs. • There are usually performing arts presented, as well.
  6. 6. Japanese Sakura Art
  7. 7. Japanese Sakura Art (cont.)
  8. 8. Japanese Sakura Art (cont.)
  9. 9. Japanese Sakura Art (cont.)
  10. 10. References: http://www.stolaf.edu/people/kucera/YoshidaWebsite/evolu tion/essay_pages/stephanie_cargile.htm http://afaithfulattempt.blogspot.com/2011/06/cherry- blossom-paintings.html http://globerove.com/japan/japanese-cherry-blossom- trees/1582

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