10 interesting facts about Sakura (cherry blossoms)

There are more than 600 varieties of sakura in Japan, the most popular variety is the Somei-yoshino (染井吉野) Somei-yoshino (染井吉野) was largely cultivated during the Edo Period. Its blossoms have 5 petals and are mainly white with a tinge of pink, which makes it especially spectacular during its peak blooming period. Most sakura have 5 petals but…

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Sakura products vibe 桜の商品

During the cherry blossom/sakura season in Japan, apart from eyeing the numerous cherry blossom trees, we cannot miss the seasonal sakura products popping out from the market. Those products ranged form food to beauty products, showcasing the broad use of sakura. We can psychologically prepare ourselves to see soba noodles in pink, sakura in champagne and beer,…

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