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🌸 Cherry Blossom emoji

[cher-ee blos-uh m ih-moh-jee]

What does 🌸 Cherry Blossom emoji mean?

Spring is in the air with the cherry blossom emoji, which depicts a cherry blossom flower in all its notched, light pink, five-petaled beauty.

The emoji is used to celebrate the flower, especially in Japan, and marks other content more generally dealing with spring, flowers, beauty, and the color pink.

Related words:

  • pink flower emoji
  • sakura
  • hanami matsuri

Where does 🌸 Cherry Blossom emoji come from?

Examples of 🌸 Cherry Blossom emoji

It’s raining cherry blossom again 🌸
@ponysmakeup, Instagram, April, 2016
So lucky to catch the season of Shibazakura festival under Mount. Fuji 🌸🌸 worthy of the lengthy traveling time
@nay_ontheroad, Instagram, May, 2018
Behind the scenes in the Walled Garden! We hope to be able to reopen it soon! 😊🦋🐞🌸🌺
@normanbyhall, May, 2018

Who uses 🌸 Cherry Blossom emoji?

The cherry blossom emoji is widely used for actual cherry blossoms and their annual bloom. Organizations holding cherry blossom festivals like to use the emoji in their social-media names, website headlines, and posts.

Because of its importance there, the cherry blossom emoji is also used to stand in for all things Japan.

The cherry blossom emoji also gets used like other flower emoji, often “given” to someone digitally. Other times, it’s there as a cute, stylistic pop of color in text or to underscore pink things.

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In some cases, the cherry blossom emoji is shorthand for beauty or cuteness. Someone, for instance, might tag a photo of a model or celebrity they find particularly beautiful with a cherry blossom emoji  as if to say “This person is as pretty as a flower.”


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