Japanese Beautiful Flowers in Spring
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In Japan, a variety of beautiful flowers bloom in March.
Not only cherry blossoms, but plum blossoms are also one of the most typical flowers in Japan.
In Osaka, Japan, there is a place called Osaka Castle where you can see many plum blossoms in bloom.
When the plum blossoms are in full bloom, many people gather there and enjoy taking pictures with the beautiful fragrance of plum blossoms. I also live near this place, so I was able to take some beautiful pictures.
After the plum blossoms, the cherry blossoms will be in full bloom.
The cherry blossoms come into bloom at different times each year depending on the temperature.
People tend to think that a mild winter will cause the cherry blossoms to bloom earlier, but this is actually not the actual case.
In fact, if the winter continues to be warm, the cherry blossoms will bloom later. It is not only the warmth that is necessary for flowering, but also a certain period of cold weather.
Cherry blossoms form flower buds in the summer of the previous year and go dormant from summer to autumn when the leaves become lush and green.
When the leaves fall in autumn and winter, and when exposed to low temperatures for a certain period of time in winter, the flower buds awaken from their sleep and begin to prepare for flowering.
This is called breaking dormancy. When the temperature rises in spring, the flower buds grow rapidly and finally bloom.
In other words, cherry trees can only bloom in a country with four seasons: spring, summer, autumn, and winter, and can be said to symbolize Japan.
They bring excitement and healing to the people, and they look forward to the time when the cherry blossoms bloom every year.
I hope you will enjoy the beautiful scenery of cherry blossoms when you come to Japan.
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