November 2, 2009

Types Of Flowers In Japan ( Sakura )

Sakura comes from the word "Pocket" (Japanese language which means "flower") plus the suffix which states the plural "ra". In English, the flower is called Sakura cherry blossom.

Types Of Flowers In Japan ( Sakura )

Sakura is the Japanese national flower that blooms in spring (early April to late April). For the Japanese, Sakura flowers are an important symbol that is often associated with women, life, death, so that we can find the symbol of Sakura flowers anywhere in Japan, on consumer goods such as kimono, stationery and kitchen equipment. Sakura flower is a symbol to express the bond between humans, courage, sadness and joy. Sakura is also a metaphor for characteristics that are not eternal life for the people of Japan.

Rare opportunity rollicking picnic under the trees to enjoy the blooming Sakura flower called o-hanami.

Sakura Tree is a tree belonging to the family Rosaceae, genus Prunus which are similar to the plum, peach or apricot, but generally fall within Subgenus Sakura.

Flower color depending on the species, there is white with a little pink, yellow, pink, light green or red light. Flower classified into 3 types based on the composition of the leaf crown:

     * A single flower with a layer of petals
     * Double flowers with layered petals
     * Semi-double flowers

Sakura trees bloom once a year, on the island of Honshu, Sakura flower buds begin to appear Someiyoshino species in late winter and flowers bloom in late March to early April when the weather began to warm.

In Japan, the flowering Sakura Someiyoshino kinds of Okinawa started in February, resumed on the island of Honshu to the west, arrived at Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto at around late March to early April, then move gradually to the north, and ending in Hokkaido in during Golden Week.

Each year, Sakura pulled out a map viewer movement Someiyoshono Sakura flower blooming from west to east and north called Sakurazensen. By using the map can be known location Sakurazensen Sakura flowers in full bloom at a particular moment.

Sakura characteristic is the interest species Someiyoshino earlier bloom before the leaves begin to come out. Tens, hundreds, even thousands of trees that are in the same location, the flowers begin to bloom in unison and fall one by one at almost the same time.

Sakura Flower Someiyoshino species can only survive approximately 7 to 10 days calculated from the flower buds begin to open until the flowers begin to fall. Sakura flower collapse depending on weather conditions and is often precipitated by heavy rains and strong winds. Some birds are known to eat the flowers that taste sweet, whereas pigeons eat all the flowers.

Rare opportunity rollicking picnic under the trees to enjoy the blooming Sakura Sakura flower called o-hanami. When doing O-hanami is when all the trees that Sakura is somewhere all the flowers are blooming.

In Japan there is a standard for communicating information Sakura flower bloom levels, ranging from the opening of flower buds (Kaika), 10% of the flowering buds in the tree (Ichibuzaki) until the flowers bloom all (Mankai). Flowers falling out soon replaced by young leaves. Sakura tree that flowers begin to fall out and begin to grow new leaves as much as 10% called Ichibu hazakura, while Sakura tree that all the flowers had fallen out and only have the young leaves is called Hazakura.

Flowers of the tree species Yamazakura slower than blossom Someiyoshino species and flowers bloomed as his young leaves.
Types of Sakura Tree

Most of the Sakura tree species are hybrid, for example Someiyoshino species spread throughout Japan since the Meiji era is the result of cross Sakura tree in the late Edo period. Sakura Someiyoshino this type is very widespread, so most people only know Someiyoshino (which is one of Sakura) as Sakura.

In the old days before there Someiyoshino species, the Japanese know Sakura flowers are blooming in the mountains called Yaezaki no Yamazakura and Sakura as Sakura. While blooming flowers in Sakura, thousands Yamazakura tree that grows in the mountains Yoshino (Nara Prefecture) to create spectacular view of white, green, and pink.

Several types of Sakura:

     * Edohigan
       Sakura Edohigan is blooming in the Spring equinox day and the longest flower life. Other types of similar Ishiwarizakura and Edohigan is included Yamadakashinyozakura Sakura trees are protected. Miharutakizakura is one of the branches hanging Edohigan dangling, while known Yaebenishidare leaves and flowers of many bright colors.
     * Hikanzakura
       Hikanzakura or Kanhizakura is also called Sakura that spread from southern China regions up to the island of Formosa. Kanhizakura are found growing wild in Okinawa Prefecture. In the minds of people of Okinawa, the word "Sakura" often means Hikansakura. Announcement flowers blooming Sakura in Okinawa Hikanzakura usually means blooming. In Okinawa, Hikanzakura flower buds begin to open around January or February. On the island of Honshu, Hikanzakura widely planted from the Kanto region to Kyushu and usually start blooming around February or March.
     * Fuyuzakura is Fuyuzakura Sakura tree species that flowers bloomed around November to late December. Onishimachi in Gunma Prefecture is the place to see the famous Fuyuzakura.

Sakura and Fruit Cherries

Sakura trees produce fruit is known as the fruit of Cherry (Japanese: Sakuranbo). Cherry Fruit young green and ripe fruits are red to dark red to purple. Although its shape is almost similar to the fruit cans Ceri known in Indonesia, the fruit produced Cherry Sakura trees are small in size and it was not bad so do not be consumed.

Sakura tree that produces fruit for consumption Ceri generally not to enjoy the flowers and the only plant in the plantation. Ceri's largest fruit producers in Japan are in Yamagata Prefecture. Cherry Fruit Japanese domestic products such as the type of Sato Nishiki extremely expensive. In Japan, fruit Cherries domestic production is only purchased for a gift on special occasions. Cherries are a lot of fruit consumed in Japan is imported fruit cherries from Washington State and California in the United States.

About Flowers Sakura

THE people of Japan, Sakura is an important symbol which is often associated with women, life, and death. Often also used as a symbol for human bond mengeksperesikan, courage, sadness, and joy. This flower is also a metaphor for characteristics that are not eternal life.

Special of Sakura flowers are blooming time. These flowers only grow for 1 to 2 weeks for a year. Sakura flowers usually bloom early spring, but this flower bloom time varies.
Based on appetitejourney site, mentioned that in the Kanto region including Tokyo, Chiba and surrounding areas, Sakura flowers bloom in late March to early April.

While in Kyushuu area (southern Japan) Sakura flower bloom around mid-March. While in Hokkaido (northern Japan) a new community can enjoy the beauty of this flower in late April to early May. Sakura flowers vary depending on the species. There are white with a little color is a national park pink, pale yellow, pink, light green or red light. One of the beautiful garden that provides the cherry blossoms are Kouen Ueno.

This park was established since 1873, and including the largest national park
in Tokyo. Not just a park, the area is also famous for Ueno Ueno Zoo, Science Museum, Tokyo National Museum and several other art museums. Cherry tree located in Ueno Park and 1000 totaling more trees. To achieve Kouen Ueno Park is not difficult. Located only 4 kilometers and the city center of Tokyo station. Not surprisingly, Ueno area became one of the busy tourist destination. To reach there, you can ride the train transportation. Almost all areas in Tokyo can be reached by public transport is. That's one reason
why the people in Tokyo are reluctant to have a private car. And the Tokyo central station to Ueno Station takes only 7 minutes.

Tickets for the train can be purchased directly from the machine located next to the gate. Schedule a passing train was very crowded, even if the rush hour trains are often passed every 3 minutes.

Here, you do not enjoy the tour saw sakura blooming alone. Many Japanese people who also enjoy the beautiful cherry blossoms, and romantic.

Not only the people traveling, but many people also choose to rest spread the mat and sat down while eating and drinking in the street along with my friends and colleagues, looking at flowers.


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