The Japan Cherry Blossom Association developed a list of Japan's Top 100 Cherry Blossom Spots and graceful and readily acceptance of destiny and karma; for this reason, cherry blossoms are richly symbolic, and have been utilized often in Japanese art, manga, anime, and film, as well as at musical performances for ambient effect.
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Japan has more types of cherry trees than any other country, over 200 in all.
The blossoms are pickled and used to make a hot drink served on special occasions, and the leaves are pickled and used as the wrapping for sweets.
) come into full bloom around the beginning of April.
April is the month when the new school year starts for Japanese children; it's also the month when companies start their new business years and when many new graduates start to work.Festivals are also held every year to mark the cherry blossom season in many famous viewing spots.Currently it is widely distributed, especially in the temperate zone of the Northern Hemisphere including Japan, Taiwan, Korea, China, West Siberia, Iran, Pakistan, India, Canada, and the United States.Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.Note: The CBC does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted.So the cherry blossoms make people think of new beginnings.