Cherry Blossoms (Sakura)
Japan's unofficial national flower.
The cherry blossom (sakura) is Japan's unofficial national flower. It has been celebrated for many centuries and holds a very prominent position in Japanese culture.There are many dozens of different cherry tree varieties in Japan, most of which bloom for just a couple of days in spring. The Japanese celebrate that time of the year withhanami(cherry blossom viewing) parties under the blooming trees.