Flowers of Japan

I never really paid much attention to flowers until I went to Japan. Each spring, you are literally presented with new varieties of flowers everyday for a couple of months. There are hardly any non-flowering plants around. And everyone's heard about Sakura (cherry blossoms) and how beautiful they are. I also heard about all the crowds that mobbed the gardens and I figured I wouldn't bother going out to see them. What I wasn't expecting was all of Japan turning pink. Sakura are almost everywhere and it's easy to see why the Japanese are captivated by them. They're a lot more beautiful than I gave them credit for.
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