Fun Link Friday: Viewing Cherry Blossoms in Art

Incense box by Kageyama Dōgyoku, late 18th cen (Freer Gallery)

This week has been conference recovery, so here’s a quick Fun Link Friday for you all. If you’re missing out on cherry blossom viewing this year (either because you can’t travel or it’s best not to gather at crowded sites) you can still admire them virtually across time and space!

The Smithsonian Mag recently featured their own sort of virtual hanami, picking out pieces of artwork that admire the blossoms as much as we do. So if you want to see how much people of the past loved to look at the flowering signs of spring, head over to their article and enjoy!

Happy Friday! 🌸

About Paula

Paula lives in the vortex of academic life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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