Photo: Cherry trees in blossom at the UW

Monday, March 27, 2017

Photo by Lee Lageschulte

The cherry trees in the UW Quad don't keep their blossoms for long (pray for no rain) but they are spectacular when they are in bloom.

Lee Lageschulte visited her old haunts to get some photos.

In a 2014 article in Asian Weekly, UW professor of American Ethnic Studies Tetsuden Kashima said

“The cherry blossom represents the fertility and beauty of life,” Kashima said. “In their country, the blossoms are a reminder that life is almost overwhelmingly beautiful, but it is also tragically short. When the cherry blossoms bloom for a short time each year in force, they serve as a visual reminder of how precious and precarious life is.”



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