What Does Sakura Mean to Japan?

Sakura is the Japanese word for cherry blossoms, the small, delicate, pink flowers seen during spring. Cherry blossoms are known as the flower of spring, and have become special flowers showing that spring is officially here.

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What is a Kitsune? Japan’s Shape-Shifting Trickster

When we think of Japanese yokai (spirits), we usually think of the creepy Japanese ghosts that have become very popular abroad. However, the Japanese kitsune (fox) has been a staple of Japanese mythology for a very long time, continuing to make appearances in Japanese media even now.

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