an ornamental cherry blossom tree and its blossoms
Sakura is indigenous to many Asian states including: China, India, Japan, and Korea.
The other day I made a consecrated banner for the grave of little sakura Maru, your uncle.
Ume (plum blossom), and sakura (cherry), were the names of Matsuo's brothers.
Yes, the sakura has for ages been the favorite of our people and the emblem of our character.
Thus in ways more than one is the sakura the flower of the nation.
The wood used is generally that of the cherry-tree, sakura, which has a grain of peculiar evenness and hardness.
The story of sakura Sogoro, who fell a martyr to the cause of oppressed peasants, has become a classic.
1884, from Japanese.