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Happy Easter

Gentle splendor of blossoms, 
Birds singing in the morning light, 
Resurrection day.

(Haiku by Eva D. Geiger)

In the days of spring, when the air is filled with a breath of renewal, two symbols of beauty and new beginnings merge: Easter and cherry blossoms. Easter, a celebration of resurrection and reawakening, meets the delicate blossoms of the cherry trees, which bloom in full splendor to herald the arrival of the warmer season.



Every spring, when the cherry trees are in full bloom, people from all over the world flock to Japan's famous cherry blossom locations to experience the breathtaking spectacle of the pink blossoms and celebrate the hanami 花見, "blossom viewing". The cherry blossom front begins between the end of March in Kyushu and moves northeast until it arrives in Hokkaido in early May.


Mono no aware oder ‚The fleetingness of life‘

The Japanese cherry / Prunus 染井吉野, also known as Sakura 桜, is one of the most well-known and revered flowers in Japan and has a deep cultural and symbolic meaning.

The cherry blossom heralds the warm part of the year and is not only a sign of spring, but also a symbol of new beginnings, beauty and transience. A symbol of feminine beauty in Japan, its short flowering period of just one to two weeks reminds people to appreciate the beauty of the moment and enjoy life.

Flowering quince branches

The ornamental quince (bot. Chaenomeles) belongs to the rose family (Rosaceae). This plant genus is native to East Asia (Japan, China, Myanmar) and comprises five species. Their flowers are white, salmon-coloured or even red and have a wonderful fragrance. They enrich any garden or park, especially in spring, giving it an Asian ambience. The striking flowers attract bees in particular, but the fruits that appear later are also edible. Quince is one of the most popular ornamental shrubs in gardens and parks.