About Cherry Blossoms
Cherry blossoms are flowers of the cherry blossom tree known in Japan as the "sakura." Although not entirely indigenous to Japan, it is the country where cherry blossoms are revered with ceremonial receptions called Hanami and symbolized as an omen of good fortune, an emblem of love and affection, as well as an enduring metaphor for the fleeting nature of mortality.For some a cherry blossom is a symbol of humanity and hope. The cherry blossom meaning in different cultures represents life and love.It is said that the cherry blossom showers a person with love and happiness, thus indicating good luck.
Symbol of Hope
The cherry blossom season overlaps with the fiscal and calendar years in Japan, marking the arrival of new beginnings. The exuberance and intensity of the cherry blossom, therefore, bestows the license to hope and dream of greater things to come and to look ahead with enthusiasm and optimism.
Symbol of Power
China upholds the cherry blossom as representing feminine beauty and dominance. It is regarded as a symbol of a woman's attractive looks, beauty and sexuality. The flower also symbolizes love, which is known as maintaining a feminized emotion.
Symbol of Humanity
The blooming season of cherry blossoms are brief, resulting in instant beauty and immediate death of the flower. They, therefore, serve (within the Japanese culture) as reminders of humanity and mortality since, like cherry blossoms, a human being's life can end at any given moment. The human condition is epitomized through the cherry blossom, alerting people that life is too short to waste away and that people should live life to the fullest.