There would not be any other nation who do heartily embrace their national emblem more than the Japanese. Cherry blossom, also known as sakura, is fragrant with grace and beauty that have represented so much of the Japanese spirituality for many centuries. The most dramatic scenes in Japanese manga or historical films tend to be filled with falling sakura in the place that might have been filled with snow or rain.
I enjoyed the romance of falling cherry blossoms in the largest park in Toronto, free from the Japanese sentiment I have acquired through private activities from my childhood. It’s very small flower when you get to see it, but I think it is the single type of bloom that can make the longest walk by itself alone.