Alongside a photoshoot I had outdoors just a day ago, I also had the chance to take some pictures of the pretty Sakura myself, and also shoot a little video.
I thought the blooming trees were a great opportunity to give you a small insight into the world and writing style of the story, which is mainly poetry-based.
Cherry blossoms in Japan are much bigger and more of a pink shade than the ones I am used to seeing back in Germany, where I am from. And it made me a little sad to think back on the time in my home country where Hanami and going for a walk amongst blossoming trees in spring is not really a thing. I really wish there were more japanese festivals in Germany that promote Hanami and the culture around it. It's really relaxing and wherever you are, you should definitely go out, take a look at the flowers the spring brought and enjoy them. It might not be the most thrilling experience, but it will surely create a memory, and if in doubt you can always take a picture!
Also let's not forget to mention that if you are expecting all these trees filled with dark red cherries during fall you will be dissappointed: The trees don't carry any edible fruits and are just a decorative mutation of the common cherry trees you can find in Germany and the UK.