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Cherry Blossom by SheltieWolf Cherry Blossom by SheltieWolf
Somei-Yoshino in Chidori-ga-Fuchi Tokyo


Somei-Yoshino [ソメイヨシノ / 染井吉野] is the most popular and major sakura[桜](cherry blossom) in Japan.
In Edo period [江戸時代], Somei-Yoshino were produced from some species of sakura trees by gardeners who lived in Somei village[染井村] in Komagome[駒込] area near Edo[江戸] city (=Tokyo). :)

A lot of Daimyo[大名](feudal samurai loads) had lived in Komagome area when they long-stayed in Edo. Their residences had big gardens and lot of trees. Therefore lot of people in Komagome made a living by gardening. In the middle of Edo period, not only high rank samurais but also common peoples in Edo were also interested in gardening and floriculture. Gardeners began new trials for Bonsai[盆栽](a dwarfed tree in a pot) and selective breeding of plants. One sakura specie was born the end of Edo period. People called new beautiful sakura "Somei-Yoshino". Mt.Yoshino[吉野山] is one of famous view points of sakura. People thought new sakura was as beautiful as sakura of Mt.Yoshino. Somei-Yoshino has such a background. :)

Generally almost sakura species bloom their flowers at the same time that they come into bud new leaves. But Somei-Yoshino bloom before budding leaves. Therefore, these sakura trees are completely covered by beautiful light pink blossoms and it's very beautiful. :)

In Maiji era[明治時代], Somei-Yoshino spread to all Japan. They became trees of lining streets.
And a lot of Somei-Yoshino (and other skura trees) were sent to USA 100 years ago. They are blooming on the park of Potomac River in Washington. :)
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Kamuk Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
Beautiful :blushes:
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hope you will visit Japan in the season of blooming sakura someday. :)
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Kamuk Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
I hope so. That would be wonderful :blushes:
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Exactly. :D
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Zparx123 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
at an old shcool i went to, we sang a song about cherry blossoms in music class
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! Brilliant! :XD:


Sakura sakura
Yayoi-no sora-wa
miwatasukagiri...:sing:


... isn't it? :p
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Zparx123 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
it was in english and some in japanese...im straining here :stare:
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, sounds interesting. I'm interested in the words of a song in English. :D
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EmoTheKitty Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
The photography in this is beautiful. <3
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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KirePapa Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Bah! <3
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bloodwolf30C Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
OH~I love sakuraXD
This place want to go:)
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
谢谢!有春季来日的机会,去那里看樱花吧. :)
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bloodwolf30C Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
好的XDDD
实际上,我计划在我成年之后来一次遥远的旅行:)
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
哦哦~,真的吗?你想去什么地方呢? :)
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bloodwolf30C Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
Yes,it's ture:)
我想把中国的美景看一遍啊^^然后可能会在中国台湾待上一些时间XD
当然,日本我一定去哦!:)
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
中国非常广大,有无数的美景。将终生旅游中国,我们不会访问全都。我会就成老爷爷。哈哈。 :D
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bloodwolf30C Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
哈哈!是呀^^
日本的美景也是一样的呢:)
你有来过长城吗?很有名气的景点XD在我去那里的时候,也被震撼到了XD
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
谢谢。
我推荐白川乡。那个古镇遗留日本传统的景观了。:)
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我还没有去华北地区。我想旅游北京看故宫和长城啊。
西安也我想去的中国都市之一。:p
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twiligthvampire89 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
Amazing work as always, it's so beautiful.

I'd like to see this in Japan.
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you as always! :D
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twiligthvampire89 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
You're welcome
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Soyala-Silveryst Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
is beautiful:love:,I love sakuras they are incredible:la::heart:
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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Rilguia Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Student General Artist
Sakuras...TvT
so beautiful!! :love:
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Have you ever looked sakura? :)
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Rilguia Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Student General Artist
Well, just a little one at my school who
tries not to disappear under snow each year =D
but it's beautiful, he does his best to flourish
each spring, it has nothing to do with this, but he
is pretty too =)
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ho-ohgia Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so beautiful!=D Beautiful photo!=D It is wet in Hong Kong.
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
香港現在是雨季嗎?:)
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ho-ohgia Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!=D
對啊!這幾天也下大雨。^^
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Yama-no-Mouken Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WoW! This is so beautiful! In my country it snowed today. Schools were closed(MUHAHAHAHA).
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :)

Wow, your town is in a heavy snow, isn't it? :D
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Yama-no-Mouken Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!:D
Not quite a heavy snow. It is abnormal to snow in this period. We only have 10cm of snow.
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, it's the same as my home. It's very few snow in Tokyo. :)

But this is also "Japan". :D
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Seaside area of Japanese Sea is the heaviest snowy area on the world. :D
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Yama-no-Mouken Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's a lot of snow! I remember seeing this photo [link] last year. I was shocked to see that there could be so much snow somewhere that is not the North/South Pole.
I didn't know that the seaside was the heaviest snowy area in Japan. I always thought it was Hokkaido are the mountains.
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
To be exact, Aomori, Akita, Yamagata, Niigata and Toyama (you can search them by Google Map) are the heaviest snowy areas in Japan. They are prefectures of the seaside of Japanese Sea. But the most snowy places in those areas are (needless to say) mountains. Tateyama which is one of high mountains (over 3000m) in Japan is very famous for snow walls. :)
Hokkaido is coldest area in Japan, but less snowy than those prefectures. :)
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neko-systeme Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
Beautiful picture ! I would really like to see a sakura trees one day in my life ...
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^
Aren't there no sakura trees in your home-town? :)
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neko-systeme Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
You're welcome ^^
No, there's not :/ Too much snow all the year.
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Honeybager93 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I always loved looking at sakura trees, there's something very peaceful about them. I would someday like to go to Japan to see the trees from their native land. So beautiful.
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! :D
Someday, you must come to Japan in blooming sakura season. :)
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Honeybager93 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I shall try.
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outlire Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
These are beautiful.
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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Shing94 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Dang, they look wonderful! I wish I could see them myself! I do need to plan to travel to Japan in Sakura blossom time!
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. ^^
I hope you will enjoy travelling Japan someday. :)
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Shing94 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. ^^
I hope I will be able to someday. =) The world is a small but still big place with lots to see and to enjoy afterall. ^^
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MasterPlasma Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
Holy crap. This looks like the same snapshot I took of the cherry blossom in my front yard xD
For a minute there, I thought it WAS my picture
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, amazing. There are cherry blossom trees in your town, aren't there? :)
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MasterPlasma Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
Yeah, though they're not native, we still have a fair amount here and there.
One of my neighbors had a huge cherry blossom, it was so pretty, the petals on the ground looked like snow. But sadly, they chose to cut the tree down :c

*is rambling*
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