4Corners Images: spring in Japan

Japan, Kanto, Tokyo, Honshu island, Two women dressing kimono looking at the mobile phone, In the back cherry blossom spring in Japan SIM-478645 by Aldo Pavan

In Japan the contemplation and appreciation of sakura, the short-lived spring blossom, is reverentially and exuberantly celebrated nationwide, typically  with a hanami picnic beneath the pale pink blooms.

The Japanese poets tell us that strangers become friends when they’re lost together in these lovely fleeting moments of nature.

Come and see 4Corners Sakura gallery here.

Picture credit: Japan, Kanto, Tokyo, Honshu island, two women dressed in kimono looking at a mobile phone with cherry blossom in the background. ©Aldo Pavan / 4Corners Images