Sakura Cherry Blooming in Paintings


Life is beautiful as the cherry blossom - equally short-lived.
Enjoy it while it is, do not be sad when leaving.

Joy is the nature of all things. Let it flourish today.



Cherry Flowers in the Sky 2, digital oil painting and Art Canvas Print by Wieslaw Sadurski
Cherry Flowers in the Sky 3

Art Canvas Print 120 x 160 and 75 x 120 cm

Sakura, flowering cherry is one of the most important symbols of Japanese culture. It means beauty, transience, goodbye. Also preaching luck, a sign of affection and love. Sakura celebration began in the Heian period (794 to 1185), when the emperors and the aristocracy celebrated feasts under flowering cherries. These customs gradually took over the samurai and then ordinary people.

Cherry petals are compared to snow or warriors who gave their lives. They represent a feminine beauty that blooms briefly. Often they herald the new period of life. Symbolize clouds in the abundance of flowering, lasted metaphor for the fleeting nature of mortality associated with Buddhism, the awareness of the transience of beauty and life, evoking noble sadness.
It's sadness of humanity.

The cult of cherry blossoms was used for military motivation, kamikaze painted flowers on the wings of an aircrafts and took flowering twigs on the last deadly mission. The Japanese government declared that the souls of the dying fighters take on the cherry blossoms.