Japanese flowers are a very important part of Japanese culture. The most important Japanese flower is cherry blossom. It blooms for a very brief span in spring. It is locally called by the Japanese as the sakura and it is believed to symbolize human life.
Plum blossoms are also very important in Japan. Plum blossoms are the first ones that bloom in spring, as soon as the snow melts. So plum blossoms in Japan are considered as the harbinger of spring.
Kamakura, a 13th century ancient garden and political center is famous for its beautiful display of Japanese flowers. It has blossoms all throughout the year and is a very popular tourist spot.
Some of the common Japanese flowers are as follows:
Japanese flowers are so significant in Japanese culture that they had formed an art of flower arrangement. The art of floral arrangement in Japan is called Ikebana. In the west flower arrangement means arranging flowers beautifully. But Japanese flower arrangement is much more complex. There are different schools of styles and every style has a symbolism attached to it. The flowers are cut in a way that does not hurt the blossom and remains fresh for a longer time. Japanese flower arrangement or Ikebana is an interesting combination of art and culture.
Japanese flowers are very bright colored and hence are very widely used in flower arrangements and bouquets. Gifting Japanese flowers on special occasion is a very important part of Japanese culture. Japanese flowers represent the people of Japan. This is the reason why Japanese flower tattoo is a very popular theme in the art of tattooing. For more details about Japanese flowers check the other pages in Dgreetings.com.