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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...

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.

The Most Beautiful Cookie In The World

Posted 10.19.2012 | Taste

Cherry blossoms and sugar cookies, it doesn't get much better.

Psychedelic Cherry Blossom Dreams

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.23.2012 | Arts

The cherry blossom, or sakura, is a purely ornamental flower -- it produces no fruit. It doesn't have to, though, because even the flower itself knows...

Why Worry About Fukushima When Hiroshima and Nagasaki Are Safe?

Patrick Takahashi | Posted 06.10.2011 | World
Patrick Takahashi

It's now just past a month since the Great Tohoku Earthquake, Tsunami and Nuclear Cataclysm, starting with "Hawaii Tsunami, Again" on March 11. I lan...

Somber Cherry Blossom Festival Begins In Tokyo

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.28.2011 | World

TOKYO (AP) - Cherry blossom season has arrived in Tokyo, tinged this year with particular sadness. (Scroll down for photos) The Japan Meteorologic...