Our gentle Cherry Blossom Fairy is fascinated by clouds. In spring, her magic covers the Cherry trees in spectacular clouds of delicate flowers.
Did you know that Cherry Blossom is native to the Himalayas? Nowadays you can find it worldwide, especially in the temperate zone of the Northern Hemisphere such as: Europe, Western Siberia, China, Japan, the United States, etc.
The Cherry Blossom is the flower of several trees of genus Prunus, especially the Japanese Cherry, or Prunus serrulata, which is called sakura in Japanese. Many of them have been cultivated only for the beauty of their flowers, and they do not produce fruit.
In Japan, "Hanami" is the centuries-old practice of picnicking under a blooming sakura tree. Hanami festivals celebrate the beauty of the cherry blossom, by admiring their beautiful views. For this same reason, many other countries also have festivals that cherish the Cherry Blossom.
The flowers and leaves are edible and both are used as food ingredients in Japan.