Springtime Cherry Blossoms Arrive in Japan at Tempura Island
Think of the arrival of Spring in Japan and visions of flowering Cherry trees, known as the exalted Sakura, come to mind. The pink, white, and violet flowers of various Cherry blossoms, which appear for a two week period, bring a spectacle of color that is admired around the world. Americans are familiar with flowering Cherry trees; Washington D.C. has over 3,700 examples which were given as a gift from the government of Japan in 1912 and are placed around the central Tidal Basin. Tempura Island has a magnificent collection of flowering Sakura surrounded by field of water lilies and other flowering plants and trees. The botanical effect is intense and stunning to behold.
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