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But this is the kind of cherry blossoms of Somei-Yoshino cherry tree. It is the most typical cherry blossoms by the beautiful light pink color and light weight leaves of a flower.
Also around Tokyo, there are some kinds of cherry blossoms they begin to bloom in March, and others, begin to bloom in mid or end of April.
Any kind of cherry blossoms are beautiful.
At this season, we drink and sing under the cherry blossoms trees every year.
At the same season, cherry blossoms bloom beautifully at Potomac waterfront in Washington DC. They were brought from Japan in 1912, as a proof of Japan-U.S. friendship.
Dogwood trees were first brought to Japan in 1915, as a token of gratitude from U.S. government in return for cherry blossom trees donated by Japan.
In today's Japan, dogwood flowers make many streets beautiful after cherry blossoms were scattered.
The details are as follows.
History of the Cherry Trees in Washington, D.C. US Gov.
This site shall be connected in the season of cherry blossom.
The Story of Cherry trees in Washington D.C. Jpn side
After the middle of April, carp streamers are flyed up in the air. They are the evidence that a boy lives in a house. Until May 5, the carp streamers are continues swimming in the air.
At the top, there is a five colors streamer. Next, there is the biggest and black-and-white carp streamer. It is the father carp. The next red-and-white carp streamer is the mother. The lower one or a few blue-and-white carp express children.
In the house where a boy lives in, a " Gogatsu-Ningyô " ( May - doll ) and a " Samurai-Helmet " are displayed.
In Tokyo and its neighborhood, when the first one week of June passes, the rainy season begins suddenly. In the beginning of rainy season, the rain is weak, and we have some clear days. It continues for around 4 weeks. However, for last around 2 weeks, rain falls heavily.
The rainy season is over suddenly, and midsummer begins. It is the latter half of July.
A typical flower in this rainy season is a hydrangea.
Its country of origin is Japan.
A hydrangea appeared in the Japanese historical literal work " A Collection of a Myriad Leaves " ( Man' yôshû ), edited in the seventh or eighth century.
Now, a hydrangea is loved all over the world, and I hear that it blossoms from March to November in the Netherlands. But in Japan, it blooms only in this rainy season for around 6 weeks.
From 1823 to 1828, Philipp Franz von Siebold from Germany stayed in Japan and performed medical education to Japanese young men. When he went back to his own country, he carried hydrangea named Hydrangea-Otaksa by himself, and introduced it into Europe.
Charles Maries of " Veichii Company " from Britain brought hydrangea-Mariesii to Britain in 1879. European hydrangea of various kinds was made from it. Later on, these were imported back into Japan.
A hydrangea has kinds of various colors such as blue, purple, red, white. But at the first, it is light green color. and it goes white, and next, the original color is gradually mixed. However at around its end, the color changes again. In the language of flowers a hydrangea means "caprice".
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