Japan. It’s so unique that it’s hard not to be fascinated and intrigued by its people and culture. Sakura, the Japanese word for cherry blossom has been part of Japanese traditional culture for centuries. Hanging out under the tree’s, eating and drinking sake is just one of the enjoyments this tree brings the Japanese. The blossom has come to symbolize a number of meanings surrounding Buddhism, mortality, life, art, music and even military.