A thought on Japan

A thought expressed in images (the art of John Galliano for Dior Couture spring 2007 – only when looking at the origami details makes you gasp with admiration and stirs up your emotions) and a few words on a beautiful tradition: Hanami. The cherry blossom viewing has been a Japanese custom since the 7th century, since the Heian period, when the aristocrats enjoyed looking at beautiful sakura and wrote poems. Sakura, the cherry blossom, is a symbol of Japan, and it’s said that there are over four hundred varieties of cherry trees in Japan, the most popular kind being somei-yoshino (Yedoensis). The cherry blossoms start to bloom in the south of Japan usually around February, then gradually moving to the North, finally reaching Hakkaido around May. Kyoto is considered perhaps the ideal place for viewing this splendid spectacle of nature, because of its beautiful temples, gardens and surrounding scenery.

Un gand catre Japonia exprimat in imagini (arta lui John Galliano pentru colectia Dior Couture primavara 2007 – numai o privire asupra detaliilor origami iti taie respiratia) si cateva cuvinte despre o frumoasa traditie: Hanami. Festivalul ciresilor infloriti este un obicei japonez datand din secolul al 7-lea, din timpul perioadei Heian, cand aristocratii obisnuiau sa priveasca ciresii infloriti si sa scrie poezii. Sakura, floarea de cires, este un simbol al Japoniei si se spune ca exista peste 400 de varietati de ciresi in tara nipona, cel mai intalnit fiind somei-yoshino (Yedoensis). Ciresii incep sa infloreasca inca din februarie in sudul Japoniei, ajungand treptat in nord, la Hakkaido, prin mai. Kyoto este considerat locul ideal pentru a lua parte la acest spectacol al naturii, datorita templelor, gradinilor si imprejurimilor sale superbe. 

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