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Cherry Blossoms

A City in Bloom

Joel Epstein | Posted 04.25.2016 | New York
Joel Epstein

Anyone who knows me, knows how excited I am about the L.A. Metro Expo Line opening to Santa Monica next month. Still, this week I am feeling lucky to ...

Gorgeous Photos Show Off Japan's Cherry Blossom Season

The Huffington Post | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 04.06.2016 | World

It's cherry blossom season in Japan, and the scenery is absolutely breathtaking. Traditionally known as hanami, the time to appreciate the flowering t...

Cherry Blossoms Transform Iconic D.C. Landmarks A Week Early

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 03.26.2016 | Travel

The cherry blossoms of Washington, D.C., officially hit peak bloom on Friday, a week earlier than usual. The National Park Service defines “peak blo...

15 Things Nobody Tells You About Visiting Washington D.C.

TripAdvisor | Posted 03.29.2016 | Travel

15 Things Nobody Tells You About Visiting Washington, D.C. With the cherry blossoms in Washington, D.C., about to hit their peak bloom, now is one ...

Get Perfect Tokyo Cherry Blossom Pix

Gail Nakada | Posted 03.23.2016 | Travel
Gail Nakada

If you're lucky enough to visit Tokyo during cherry blossom season, you don't want to waste a moment of precious time. Why? Because you never know when a spring storm will sweep in and blow those perfect pink blossoms away. It happens nearly every year.

Springtime In Japan Looks Downright Magical

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 03.22.2016 | Travel

Of the many signs of spring, blooming cherry blossom trees are by far the most beautiful. People rush to Washington, D.C. in droves to see the fleeti...

Colorado Senator Makes Epic Weed Joke During Hearing

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 04.22.2015 | Politics

Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) made a pretty good weed joke during a Capitol Hill discussion about cherry blossoms this week. As Sens. Roger Wicker (R...

Say Hello to Spring with 35 Beautiful Photos of Cherry Blossoms from Around the World

DL Cade | Posted 06.13.2015 | Green
DL Cade

In the northern hemisphere, things are getting rather pink... in a good way. It's cherry blossom season! And as iconic places like Washington DC, USA ...

Enjoy the Japanese Art of Flower Viewing, No Matter Where You Live

THINK Global School | Posted 06.02.2015 | Travel
THINK Global School

I took these photos one year ago in Hiroshima, Japan, during a long after-school bike ride. It was almost always a bit grey on the streets of Hiroshima, but the gloominess fit the architecture of the city in a peaceful sort of way.

5 Essential Tips For Photographing DC's Cherry Blossoms

Joe Newman | Posted 06.01.2015 | DC
Joe Newman

Seems simple enough, right? Make your way down to the tidal basin, point your camera in the direction of the blossoms and click away. If only it were that simple.

Japan's Cherry Blossoms Make Us Want To Hop A Plane To Tokyo

HuffPost Japan | Talia Lavin | Posted 05.16.2015 | Travel

It's almost April, and in Japan, that means one thing: The cherry blossoms are blooming. The flowers are a national symbol of Japan, and the annual di...

How to 'Cherry Blossom' Like a Japanese

Gail Nakada | Posted 05.30.2015 | Travel
Gail Nakada

This is the time of year you can consume alcohol in public at your picnic as long as you don't walk around with an open container. So pick up some beer or wine or just a bottle of cold Japanese green tea if you prefer.

Cherry Blossom Tourism Makes Japan's Economy Bloom

Gail Nakada | Posted 05.24.2015 | Travel
Gail Nakada

In Japan this spring, the color of money is pink. Thanks to the weak yen, Japan is suddenly affordable. Visitors from Asia and elsewhere are coming in record numbers to experience that most iconic of Japanese events, cherry blossom season.

Cherry Blossom Special

D. Dominick Lombardi | Posted 07.15.2014 | Arts
D. Dominick Lombardi

After the message sinks in we are left with the subject matter - hauntingly beautiful images that dance across the picture plane from one side to the middle and beyond like a newly, and quickly forming fissure in the earth.

Spring Comes to Life With These Beautiful Flowers

HooplaHa | Posted 06.29.2014 | Good News

or the past few weeks, leaving the winter doom meant spending the majority of my time cold, drenched and miserable. Each day brought bouts of torrents with the sun and warmth nowhere in sight.

Mary McGrory: Of Cherry Blossoms and Pulitzers

Brian F. Keane | Posted 06.15.2014 | DC
Brian F. Keane

Which would she have loved more -- the recent Pulitzer Prize announcements or the cherry blossoms in springtime? There's no doubt that Mary McGrory, ...

Washington's Cherry Blossoms Look Like Something Out Of A Dream

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 04.14.2014 | Green

Briefly, every spring, Washington, D.C., looks like this: Dan Piech, of design studio evoxio, told HuffPost he took this photo last Thursday ev...

10 Fabulously Free Things to Do in D.C.!

Budget Travel | Posted 06.10.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

Did you know that amid the trappings of office, pomp and ceremony, and glitz and glamor of Washington, D.C., you'll find more high-quality freebies than anywhere else on earth?

Women Empower Through Samba-Reggae Rhythms

Antonia Sohns | Posted 06.04.2014 | DC
Antonia Sohns

You can hear the drums from a mile away. The pulse of the Surdo, heavy beats, the heart of the samba band; the Dobra, carrying the melody; the Repique adding snappy sounds alongside the Snare. The beats draw people in and keep crowds entranced.

Thank the Women for the Cherry Trees

Caroline Cunningham | Posted 05.28.2014 | DC
Caroline Cunningham

If you venture across the National Mall, you will find precious few memorials to women. At one end, Abraham Lincoln's stoic face scans the two-mile-long lawn. In the middle is the monument to George Washington.

Japan's Cherry Blossoms Are In Bloom And They Are Gorgeous

Posted 03.26.2014 | Travel

It may still be snowing in the U.S., but spring is in bloom in Japan and it's a stunning sight. Cherry blossoms -- also known as sakura -- are Jap...

Pretty in Pink: It's Cherry Blossom Time in Japan

Gail Nakada | Posted 05.17.2014 | Travel
Gail Nakada

Japan's most iconic season is almost here. Cherry blossom time. Clouds of pink petals cover the nation as the flower front moves slowly north. Every village, town and city lets business-as-usual slide to indulge in days of hanami, flower viewing parties.

Cherry Blossoms: History Behind the Bloom

Katherine LaGrave | Posted 06.16.2013 | Travel
Katherine LaGrave

It cannot be overstated that in Japan, the sakura is serious business. But why are the blossoms so significant? Here's hoping you get out and enjoy them this spring -- perhaps, even, with a little more history than before.

Psychedelic Cherry Blossoms In Full Bloom

Posted 04.16.2013 | Arts

We thought the day might never come, but spring has finally sprung and tiny blossoms are coming out of hiding for the first time in months. In honor o...

The Giving Trees

Melina Bellows | Posted 06.12.2013 | DC
Melina Bellows

This morning I'm a tourist in my own city, walking around the Tidal Basin to witness one of nature's best spring tricks, the blossoming of the cherry ...