1884, from Japanese.
Examples from the Web for sakura
The other day I made a consecrated banner for the grave of little Sakura Maru, your uncle.
Thus in ways more than one is the sakura the flower of the nation.Bushido, the Soul of Japan|Inazo Nitob
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.Japan and the California Problem|Toyokichi Iyenaga
Ume (plum blossom), and Sakura (cherry), were the names of Matsuo's brothers.