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Fun Link Friday: The Chemistry of Cherry Blossoms

If you’ve ever wondered how the weather affects the timing and length of the cherry blossom season, check out Live Science’s post on the science behind sakura.   How long the cherry flowers bloom depends on how long they have been … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Cherry-Blossom Stones (Sakura Ishi)

For the science enthusiasts among us, I present sakura ishi, the “cherry-blossom stone.” Dr. John Rakovan of Miami University (Ohio) has published work on these stones which occur in Kameoka, Kyoto Prefecture. Science Alert describes them as So-called because when you crack … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Japan’s Cherry Blossoms in Years Gone By

Have the sakura bloomed where you are yet? Whether you’re still waiting on them or they’ve come and gone, check out this retrospective from The Wall Street Journal of cherry blossom and hanami photos from 1955 on.

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Fun Link Friday: Cat Hanami

Hanami: not just for people. Check out these adorable cats enjoying the sakura over on Neko Memo’s post “Golden Collaboration! A Collection of Beautiful Photos of Cherry Blossoms and Cats” 「黄金のコラボ! 桜と猫の美しすぎる画像集」. Via RocketNews24.

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Exhibition: “Sakura: Cherry Blossoms as Living Symbols of Friendship”

Exhibition at Library of Congress In 1912 the city of Tokyo gave Washington, D.C., a gift of 3,000 flowering cherry trees (“sakura” in Japanese), as a symbol of enduring friendship between Japan and the United States. Despite a war, the … Continue reading

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