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— by Michelle Gross: No flower signifies the changing of seasons quite like cherry blossoms do, and while the period of time between the end of March through the beginning of May officially marks sakura season around the world, mid-April is undoubtedly the best (and in some places the last time) to witness these ephemeral beauties in full bloom. For the uninitiated, sakura—which is the Japanese term of endearment for cherry blossoms—is not only a sacred time of year in Japanese culture, the art of enjoying them is also one of the country’s most time-honored traditions…

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April 15, 2019 — 12:21