Cherry blossom in Tokyo

A cherry blossom is the flower of any of several trees of genus Prunus, particularly the Japanese cherry, Prunus serrulata, which is called sakura after the Japanese.

Cherry blossom is speculated to be native to the Himalayas. Currently it is widely distributed, especially in the temperate zone of the Northern Hemisphere including Europe, West Siberia, India, China, Japan, Korea, Canada, and the United States. The cherry blossom is considered the national flower of Japan.

The long-awaited spring has come to the “Land of the Rising Sun“, and with it comes the cherry blossom.

Bright Side invites you to forget about all the snow and cold outside your window and look at these utterly beautiful pictures.

Cherry blossoms in Japan 1
Japan by Krishna.Wu
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Japan by viloetblue
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Japan by Crazypharm
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Japan by Sean Pavone
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Japan by Katsina
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Japan by I love photo
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Japan by Norikazu
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Japan by Pioneron
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Japan by Scirocco340
Cherry blossoms in Japan 10
Japan by Sean Pavone
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Japan by 21stat1st
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Japan by Sciricco340