The cherry blossom is richly symbolic within Japan – it is depicted on the 100 yen coin and was used as a symbol to stoke nationalism during World War II. Many Japanese believe that the blooming of the trees symbolises the transience of life and is an annual reminder that time is precious. The cherry blossom cycle is seen as a metaphor for life itself – a time to reflect on your achievements and think ahead to your future. Once you have finished philosophising, indulge in some of Japan’s more light-hearted symbolism.

Photos from → Philosopher’s Path

4 Responses to “Cherry Blossom Philosophy”

  1. Nincasol

    Fantastiska foton!
    Dina bloggdesigner på dina bloggar är om möjligt ännu snyggare nu.
    Rena och avskalade. Väldigt snygga.

    Kram Ninacian


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Basic HTML is allowed. Your email address will not be published.

Subscribe to this comment feed via RSS

%d bloggers like this: