A Memory of Someiyoshino

How thick the someiyoshino are in this photo!

Yoshino Cherry

Someiyoshino (染井吉野, but usually written in kana ソメイヨシノ)—Yoshino Cherry—are by far the most popular kind of cherry blossom in Japan. I recently read that something like 90% of the cherry blossoms in Japan are someiyoshino. That’s not bad for a kind that was only developed 100 or so years ago. They were only first discovered in Ueno park around 1882 and are thought to have been developed around 1730, a hybrid between ōshimazakura and edohigan.

(If interested, go read more on their history)

Daily Photo: Lost in a Memory

The Japanese plant the cherry blossoms—someiyoshino in this case, of course—so thick that when they bloom, you can almost become lost in them! I wanted to capture that feeling in this photo.

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