How the Cherry Tree of Life Became a National Symbol of Japan and a Source of Art and Poetry

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If you have ever visited Japan in spring, you might have witnessed one of the most spectacular sights in nature: The Cherry Tree of life, tree of blossoms, or sakura, in full bloom.