Gorgeous photos of cherry blossom to celebrate the natural wonders in Japan

Cherry blossoms, the most treasured flowers in Japan, some Japanese say that this ephemeral beauty is a reminder of how life itself is fleeting. National Geographic invited community members to provide best photographs of the short-lived beauty of the blossoms to celebrate the arrival of cherry blossom season.

Sakura River

Image credits: Danilo Dungo

White Wall

Image credits:  Masayuki Yamashita

Land of mist

Image credits: Yoshiki Fujiwara

Evening cherry blossoms

Image credits: Aurora Simionescu

Japan’s Cherry Blossom Festival

Image credits: Ryan WH

Pink sakura and pink line

Image credits: Masayuki Yamashita

Sakura Reverie

Image credits: S. Ohtani

A train passing by in spring

Image credits:  Janvika Shah

Cherry Blossom

Image credits:  Jessica W. / Carmen Măduța

The color of the cultivation in spring

Image credits: Hiroki Inoue

Old couple

Image credits: Joe Ishikawa

After fall of Sakura

Image credits: Danilo Dungo

Tunnel of cherry blossoms

Image credits: Jessie Meyer

Spring evening

Image credits: Sho Shibata

Sakura blizzard

Image credits: Joydeep Dasgupta


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