Hail to the Sakura Spirit!

Every time I see the blossoming of cherry trees in Vancouver, I am reminded of past occasions when I visited Japan in the spring time. Each time I was awed by scene after scene of silently and profusely flowering sakura trees, artfully planted almost in a protective way, to frame esthetic and symbolic architecture like palaces, temples, pagodas and shrines.

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