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The Beauty of Sakura in Real Life and in Anime

In Japan, with Spring comes the hanami (flower-watching) season, in which the nation's most famous flowers, cherry blossoms (aka sakura), begin their short but breathtaking cycle of life, from when they first bloom to the day they float to the ground. Let's join the celebration!

by MAL_editing_team
Apr 4, 2016 7:05 PM | 9,952 views

Cherry blossoms have never looked this beautiful!


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From Japan-Expo's article:

Like every year, from early mid-March to mid-May, the tradition of hanami (literally, flower viewing) is in full swing in Japan. Under the magnificent cherry trees, the Japanese meet with family or friends for a picnic and a few drinks. It is a perfect occasion to celebrate spring season.
The tradition dates back to the Nara period (8th century) during which people gathered to admire blossoming Ume (plum flowers). In the 9th century, Emperor Saga transformed this tradition into a celebration for blossoming cherry trees.
The season of hanami and cherry blossoms has just started and it will keep on going North until it ends in Hokkaidô. You can follow the blooming on www.japan-guide.com/sakura!

Cherry Blossom sakura map

Tis the season to hanami, and what a wonderful season it is! Hanami is one of the few cultural celebrations in Japan where you aren't limited by a set of strict guidelines. Whether you prefer to enjoy the cherry blossoms while taking a stroll through the park during the day or by gazing up at the sakura from the comfort of your picnic blanket at night doesn't matter. All that matters is that you soak in your delightful surroundings, while also showing your appreciation for the gift that this short-spanned wonder showers upon us year after year.

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Anime sakura are in full bloom!


5 cm per second anime sakura

Real life and anime find common grounds in a mutual love and respect for sakura flowers! From scenes that use these subtle beauties to portray new beginnings to those that use them as a symbol for an inevitable end, cherry blossoms set the atmosphere for an anime series in a way that a music shift could never. Of course, there are also some fun scenes that simply use Sakura as a nice way to set a happy tone for a family or group of friends. Let's take a look at some of the most splendid anime sakura ever! Get ready to hanami!


Scenes


Koufuku Graffiti (Gourmet Graffiti)

Episode 2

Hanami anime koufuku graffiti



Hayate no Gotoku!! (Hayate the Combat Butler!!)

Episode 17

Hayate no Gotoku!! hanami



Shirokuma Cafe (Polar Bear Cafe)

Episode 2

Polar Bear Cafe Hanami



Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru

(Beautiful Bones -Sakurako's Investigation-)

Episode 1

Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru



Yozakura Quartet

Episode 4

Yozakura Quartet



Clannad

Episode 1

Clannad sakura



Hourou Musuko (Wandering Son)

Episode 1

Hourou Musuko sakura



Byousoku 5 Centimeter (5 Centimeters per Second)

Movie

5 cm per second



Music


"Sakura" by NIRGILIS

Eureka Seven

Sakura Nirgilis Eureka Seven anime sakura cherry blossoms hanami season



"Sakura Saku" by Claris

Nisekoi

Sakura Saku by Claris Nisekoi anime sakura cherry blossoms hanami season



"Sakura Rock" by CHERRYBLOSSOM

Katekyo Hitman Reborn!

Sakura Rock by CHERRYBLOSSOM Katekyo Hitman Reborn! anime sakura cherry blossoms hanami season



"Sakura Addiction" by Takashi Kondou & Toshinobu Iida

Katekyo Hitman Reborn!

Sakura Addiction by Takashi Kondou and Toshinobu Iida Katekyo Hitman Reborn! anime sakura cherry blossoms hanami season



Names


Sakura is one of the most common names for female characters in anime! Check out the following article to see a few!

https://www.madman.com.au/news/top-10-sakura/

Sakura Kinomoto, Cardcaptor Sakura


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