Japan turns a shade of pink

Crowds gathered on Monday to walk by the cherry blossom flowers in Tokyo. The cherry blossom flowers have reached full bloom, heralding spring.

The flowers, which line bank of the Meguro river, began blooming a week ago. The bloom typically lasts 1-2 weeks before the “sakura snow” effect starts and they float down gently from the trees.

In Japanese culture, the cherry blossom flowers are seen as a symbol of the transient nature of life.

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