Why japanese are SO crazy for sakura?

sak_094Why Japanese are so cazy for Sakura, Cherry blossom?

Of course, it is beautiful traditionally a popular topic of Japanese poems, art, music and writing since antiquity. It is not only blossom time, but also the fall of Sakura petal is important for them.

Why even the falling petals?? Traditionally, it is related Japanese Buddhism, the Japanese have a term called “もののあはれ mono no aware”. This can be translated as “the beauty of things”. When applied to the cherry blossom tree, it refers to the momentary beauty of the pink leaves. The sakura may bloom quickly and beautifully, but it will leave just as soon as it arrived. The realization of this resulting in a bitter sweet farewell. Thus, the term “もののあはれmono no aware” and the blooming sakura are meant to invoke a state of pensiveness and contemplation along with an appreciation for the physical world. People feel a gentle sadness for the fall of sakura petals.


Mono no aware (もののあはれ?), literally “the pathos of things,” and also translated as “an empathy toward things,” or “a sensitivity to ephemera,” is a Japanese term for the awareness of impermanence (無常 mujō?), or transience of things, and a gentle sadness (or wistfulness) at their passing.

Try to say “Monono Aware” to your Japanese friends, they will consider you as a very cultured person!!!


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