Sakura fever

This weekend the Japanese cherry trees were in (almost) full bloom in Copenhagen and like what seemed to be the rest of Copenhagen aka “Sakura Fever” we went to enjoy (and photograph) this amazing place that only looks like this for a very short period of time each year.

Sakura is actually a Japanese term for cherry blossom trees and their blossoms. In Japan, the cherry blossoms are an important aspect of Japanese cultural tradition. The cherry blossoms symbolize clouds due to their nature of blooming en masse and is considered a metaphor for the ephemeral nature of life.

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I have known about this place at Bispebjerg Cemetery since we lived in the area almost 10 years ago but it is only during the recent years (probably due to social media and specifically Instagram) that the place has gotten so much attention from the rest of the city.

But I fully understand the interest.

It feels almost magical walking down the “avenue” under a cloud (as the Japanese see it) of the most delicate pink flowers.

xx A

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