Everything must come to an end. But what an end! We should all hope to have an ending as magnificent as the sakura when they rain down.
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Someiyoshino (染井吉野), or Yoshino Cherry, are the most popular kind of cherry blossoms in Japan, accounting for 80–90% of all cherry blossoms in the country
Someiyoshino is actually a relatively new cultivar. It is an artifical crossing of *oshimazakura* and *edohigan*, thought to have originated around 1720–1735 in Edo (Tokyo).
In the late Edo period, they were grown mainly in the village of Somei, Edo. They called the blossoms *yoshinozakura*, but in 1900 they were renamed *someiyoshino*.
Or, perhaps, down a cherry blossom road, since just about every road in many Japanese cities looks like this in spring.
When they all come down, it’s a sight to see. Few things more beautiful than this, folks.
They only last a week or so—less, if bad weather. Gotta catch them while you can.
A picnic beneath the cherry blossoms is a great way to enjoy them.
When they start to fall… that is the best time of the cherry blossoms.
It’s the best time of year to take a walk.
The cherry blossoms have arrived for 2016 and everyone is out enjoying them.
Bunches of cherry blossoms, as far as the eye can see.
Night Cherry Blossom viewing: the best way to spend a Spring evening.
It’s always best to try to stand out from the crowd.
It’s the best time to take a walk outdoors.
An iPhone shot today, one using my favorite camera-replacement app: Hipstamatic.
All good things must come to an end, eh? But what a pretty end!
How thick the someiyoshino are in this photo! Let’s talk about them a bit.