2014 and 2015.
Hanami, the cherry flowers in Japan.
What is Japan without its cherry flowers? Japanese people go crazy over a proper flowering cherry tree. As you can imagine, there are so many varieties (over 200), all of them cultivated for their bloom.
The color variations go from: white, pink, cream, peach, yellow to nearly green.
I was most impressed by the “sad cherry”. I dubbed it sad cherry, cause I had no other name for it. There is the one pic I held my hand out. Then, six months later, I saw a Prunus incisa “Kojo-No-Mai” at a shopping mall. I had to buy one. I wanted it to be my first proper bonsai tree.
Back to the question: Why do the Japanese admire the cherry flowers?