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The Sakura Obsession: The Incredible Story of the Plant Hunter Who Saved Japan’s Cherry Blossoms by Naoko Abe, Knopf, March 2019

— by Hans Rollmann: Millions of people around the world flock to see cherry blossoms during their brief yet beautiful flowering every year; a beauty whose symbolism has been linked in modern history with the ephemerality and fleetingness of life and beauty…

July 9, 2019