Spring Time In Japan

Spring in Japan can only mean one thing: cherry blossom. The tradition of hanami (or"flower-viewing") has a history stretching back over many centuries. In ancient Japan, cherry blossom had great importance because it announced the rice-planting season and was used to divine the year's harvest. Its fleeting beauty, moreover, was celebrated as a metaphor for life itself - and it was praised in numerous poems of the era.

Selected photos from Gleb Tarro's "Hanami - Sakura Blooming 2014" photography trip.