April 6, 2011
Sakura (Prunus × yedoensis) blossoms in Engaku-ji
The elegant blossoms of Sakura are flourishingly blooming and finely singing of the glorious climax of springtime.
The period when Sakura is in bloom is only 2 weeks or so. Then Sakura blossoms are gracefully scattered all together like a spring snowfall in a sudden mild breeze without any lingering attachment to this world.
I never know why Sakura blossoms fall so soon in spite of our long patient waiting for their flowering.
I pray that these beautiful blossoms continue to bloom a little longer to console the people of our country because this spring is a very extraordinary spring.