Sakura in Yoshino

Mount Yoshino is known by its medieval history and Sakura (typically Yama-zakura, not Somei-Yoshino). Left: Nyoirin-ji temple in Nakano-Senbon. Right: the 350-years-old Sakura at the top of the mountain in Saitani Area. Sakura normally lives 150 years. It is an old tree made up of Sakura trees fused in several generations. I’ve learned the difference of Yama-zakura and Somei-Yoshino, which was artificially created about 150 years ago in Tokyo and is wide seen all over Japan. Cheers to cherries!


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