x " / Face-mounted photographic print framed/unframed
In Japanese lore, the cherry tree is a symbol for humanity and hope, for strength and beauty. In 1912, Japan sent more than 3000 cherry trees to the United States, as a gift of friendship. A majority of them are planted across the National Mall in the U.S. capital, and every spring anew this living, breathing monument of friendship blossoms again, a breath of fresh air after the darker days of winter. The annual cherry blossoms has turned into an event that draws tens of thousands within the span of a couple of weeks for its stellar display of sheer beauty. But the real story these wise trees tell is their reminder to remember to renew regularly our relationships with those we care about deeply.