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The Best Pictures Of This Year’s Japanese Cherry Blossoms

The Japanese cherry blossom, known as the Sakura in Japanese, is the flower of a cherry tree that is cultivated for its decorative features rather than for cherries (it doesn’t bear fruit). The overwhelming beauty of the cherry blossom bloom has been known and adored for ages. The blooming period is associated with Japanese traditions, culture, aesthetics, and is a bittersweet metaphor for the ephemeral nature of life itself.

The blooming cherry blossoms herald the beginning of the centuries-old Hanami festival – the traditional Japanese custom of picnicking under trees rich with flowering Sakura branches and enjoying this short but striking first breath of spring. The blossoming wave usually starts in Okinawa in January or February and progresses through all of Japan until April or May. The cherry blossom front (Sakura zensen) can be conveniently tracked every year using this calendar.

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supersonicart:

Chen Dao Lee.

Fantastic paintings by Taiwanese artist Chen Dao Lee.  The “fallen heroes” and boxing women appear as symbols of inner contradiction.  See many more awesome pieces below:

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annadittmann:

I’m surrounded by blossoms and buds, my grandparents have the most beautiful garden :) Probably more plant-inspired art to come!
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annadittmann:

I’m surrounded by blossoms and buds, my grandparents have the most beautiful garden :) Probably more plant-inspired art to come!

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misstaho:

self portrait

misstaho:

self portrait

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archatlas:

Cosmópolis Pt.2 Aldo Crusher

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rodluff:

Some more preliminary drawings I’ve been working on for future projects every now and then. Mostly pencil, with coloured pencil, and the progress on the background is acrylic, it’s 8” x 10” or 20 x 26cm.

rodluff:

Some more preliminary drawings I’ve been working on for future projects every now and then. Mostly pencil, with coloured pencil, and the progress on the background is acrylic, it’s 8” x 10” or 20 x 26cm.

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lohrien:

Paintings by Jeremy Mann

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