Sakura of Mount Yoshino in Nara

Famed in poetry: a blossoming symbol of spring

By Stephanie Marley    - 1 min read

Could I die
under a cherry blossom tree
in full bloom
on a full-moon night
of spring?

- Monk Saigyo (1118 - 1190)

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Stephanie Marley

Stephanie Marley @stephanie.marley

Hello! I'm Steph. I currently live in Fukushima-ken as a member of the JET Programme. Being a big fan of how the contemporary Japanese landscape still relates to pre-modern Japanese literature, religion, and society, I hope to share with you the historic and scenic delights of Tohoku.For more on Japanese Poetry: http://tohokupillows.wordpress.com/