japan and flowers

Flowers and nature are central to the culture of Japanese people. Looking at flowers, enjoying their transient blossoms and celebrating the blooming seasons of different flowers are favourite activities in Japan.

Respecting the rhythm of the seasons and being in harmony with nature is central to the Japanese way of life.

Each flower is delicately highlighted during its ephemeral blossom, like the cherry blossom (the famous “sakura”), which is feted every spring during the season of the "hanami" flower-viewing parties.

Bouquets containing a single species of flowers are especially appreciated since they can showcase a flower's personality.