1884, from Japanese.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for sakura

Historical Examples of sakura

  • Ume (plum blossom), and Sakura (cherry), were the names of Matsuo's brothers.

    Romances of Old Japan

    Yei Theodora Ozaki

  • Thus in ways more than one is the sakura the flower of the nation.

  • Yes, the sakura has for ages been the favorite of our people and the emblem of our character.

  • The other day I made a consecrated banner for the grave of little Sakura Maru, your uncle.

    Romances of Old Japan

    Yei Theodora Ozaki

  • The story of Sakura Sogoro, who fell a martyr to the cause of oppressed peasants, has become a classic.