Sakura: Cherry Blossoms for Spring Happiness

Enjoy the beauty of crazily blooming cherry blossoms, taste Japanese culture in a joyful way, take your LC-A+ to welcome the most beautiful season of the year in London!

The symbol of spring, happiness and vitality, cherry blossoms welcome the most beautiful season of the year with its blooming flowers. In Japan, Cherry blossoms viewing is one of the most important time in spring for family and friends to gather together and celebrate, holding ‘Ohanami’, which means a flower viewing party.

Cherry blossoms are indigenous to the East Asian states. Nowadays, there is a wide variety of cherry blossoms worldwide, especially in Japan, where there are over 200 cultivars can be found. ‘Sakura’ refers to the Japanese flowering cherry. The transience of the flowers, the extreme beauty and quick death make ‘Sakura’ richly symbolic and widely utilised in Japanese arts.

Now you can also enjoy the beauty of these fragile flowers in London! From the Regent’s Park, St. James’s Park, and Kensington Gardens, to Greenwich, Richmond, St. John’s Wood, even just on the street in front of your flat, there are thousands of cherry blossoms planted in London and crazily blooming in the spring!

One of the most famous cherry blossoms is the ‘Somei Yoshino’, which occurs as a natural hybrid in Japan and now is one of the most popular flowering cherries planted among the world. The flowers emerge before the leaves in early spring and grow in cluster of five or six together. Because of its adorable looks, white or light pink colour and elegant shape, the ‘Yoshino Sakura’ is often planted for ornamental purposes around the temple or gardens.

Which camera is the most suitable one for spring happiness ‘Sakura’ photo shooting? I would say, there is no doubt that the winner goes to Lomo LC-A+ White Special Edition, before the wicked launch of the Japan’s Golden Week special edition cameras (I want them so bad!). Designed by Lomography Japan, the LC-A+ White Edition was inspired by the traditional Japanese stone garden, expressing the sophisticated Japanese culture. What can be more happier than taking cherry blossoms photos in the blooming gardens with the exclusive White Lomo L-Case carrying on your shoulder?

written by whiteazalea on 2011-05-23 in #lifestyle #lc-a #flower #happiness #cherry-blossoms #sakura #japan #japanese #london #spring

More Interesting Articles

  • Glorious Autumn Colors in Korea with the LC-A 120

    written by jacobs on 2014-11-12 in #lifestyle
    Glorious Autumn Colors in Korea with the LC-A 120

    Our friends over in Korea recently had the opportunity to experiment with the ever-impressive LC-A 120. With Autumn in full bloom, the results were breathtakingly beautiful! We couldn't think of a better way to usher in the new season than with a fantastic gallery full of warm autumn colors.

    1
  • Fresh From the Lab: Take Off Your Socks and Shoes - It's Summertime!

    written by sirio174 on 2014-06-20 in #lifestyle
    Fresh From the Lab: Take Off Your Socks and Shoes - It's Summertime!

    Every year, just a few weeks before summer, I dedicate a series of photos to the joy of living outdoors in this good season. One of the most common pleasures is taking one's socks and shoes off to feel the first warm rays of sun on our pale feet, which were prisoners inside shoes throughout the long winter season. So, it's time to take off your socks and shoes and relax barefoot! Where? Of course, on the walls surrounding the beautiful lake! Take a look!

  • The Flower Beard Winner Announcement

    written by andie_sollmer on 2014-08-11 in #competitions
    The Flower Beard Winner Announcement

    Fabulous flowers flourished in your beards! Let’s have a look at the most blooming shots of the flower beard rumble!

    3
  • Shop News

    the perfect surprise for every analogue loving enthusiast

     the perfect surprise for every analogue loving enthusiast

    Let your loved one pick the gift of their dreams. Lomography Online Shop Gift Certificates are the perfect present for every analogue devotee on your gift list

  • The Lomo LC-A Goes to Tokyo (Part II)

    written by candilsw on 2015-04-23 in #world #locations
    The Lomo LC-A Goes to Tokyo (Part II)

    Tokyo is the capital of Japan and a very popular tourist spot. The city combines the urban metropolitan area with traditional Japanese culture. You can find exciting forms of entertainment as well as elegant traditional Japanese architecture and scenery all in this amazing city. Enjoy your adventure in Tokyo right here through the lens of the classic Lomo LC-A+!

    1
  • December 21st Advent Offer: It’s time for a last minute treat! (Online Code: CRACKLINGCAMERAS)

    written by jacobs on 2014-12-21 in #news
    December 21st Advent Offer: It’s time for a last minute treat! (Online Code: CRACKLINGCAMERAS)

    Do you know a really awesome way to make someone extremely happy this holiday season? We do and we're here to tell you about it with today's incredible Advent deal of the day! Put a smile on someone's face by gifting them with a beautiful analogue camera and save 15% by doing it today. Check out our wide selection in the Online Shop!

  • The New Petzval Lens Through the Seasons

    written by Jill Tan Radovan on 2014-06-06 in #people #lifestyle
    The New Petzval Lens Through the Seasons

    The New Petzval Lens is not only known for its elegant brass exterior, but most importantly for the swirly bokeh effect it can bring to photographs. It makes a great portrait lens and performs exceptionally when taking photos of subjects against textured or lit backgrounds, day or night. And it does all these, in wet or dry weather; in any season – winter, spring, summer, or fall.

  • Shop News

    The Lomography Experimental Lens Kit opens up a new, creative photographic domain!

    The Lomography Experimental Lens Kit opens up a new, creative photographic domain!

    Satisfy your hunger for creative snap-shooting with this lens package made especially for Micro 4/3 digital cameras! Don't miss the 20% discount!

  • The Lomo LC-A Goes to New York City

    written by givesmehell on 2015-03-12 in #world #locations
    The Lomo LC-A Goes to New York City

    New York City is the busiest and most populous city in the USA. Home to 8.5 million people, it is a massive melting pot. The city embraces many different cultures, which makes it home to many immigrants, too. Let's take a look at NYC through the lens of the Lomo LC-A!

    1
  • Happenings on Film: Mr. & Mrs., Tales of a Wedding

    written by jokelangens on 2014-11-06 in #lifestyle
    Happenings on Film: Mr. & Mrs., Tales of a Wedding

    In summer last year, my sister and her lover exchanged "I do's" after five colorful years of happiness and making future plans. It was the perfect occasion to grab some of my cameras and eternalize one of the most beautiful days not only of her life, but also mine.

  • Most Popular User Blogs of 2014

    written by icequeenubia on 2014-12-28 in #news
    Most Popular User Blogs of 2014

    Aside from the Magazine, going through the User Blogs is another way to keep tabs on the latest happening in the community. Throughout the year, it was filled with articles on new discoveries, thought-provoking opinions, and exciting exhibits that surely entertained, challenged, and inspired everyone. Let's take a look back at the fruitful year through the most popular user blogs of 2014.

    3
  • Shop News

    Try the LomoLAB Development Service!

    Try the LomoLAB Development Service!

    Whatever kind of film development you're after, you'll find it here! Now you can confidently shoot from the hip without having to worry where to develop those film rolls!

  • Watch: The LC-A-To-Z by Professor Lomo van Graphy

    written by shhquiet on 2014-06-11 in #news
    Watch: The LC-A-To-Z by Professor Lomo van Graphy

    This month, our favorite iconic 35mm snapshot camera - the Lomo LC-A - is celebrating its 30th year! To honor this milestone, Professor Lomo van Graphy prepared a special video to illustrate, in alphabetical order, the many ways you can enjoy the Lomo LC-A. Watch the video after the jump!

    1
  • Lomography and Alfa Mito Club to Club Festival 2014 Competition: The Trojan Horse

    written by camilla_illa on 2014-10-27 in #competitions
    Lomography and Alfa Mito Club to Club Festival 2014 Competition: The Trojan Horse

    Lomographers, fans of electronic music and art, this is the competition for you! We are very happy to launch this competition with Alfa MiTo Club To Club, one of the most important festivals of music, art and culture electronics in Europe, which will take place in Turin, Italy, from 5th to 9th November 2014. Find out how to win two tickets, lots of music and Lomography cameras!

    3
  • Changing Seasons: Durham in Autumn

    written by odio-et-amo on 2014-09-10 in #lifestyle
    Changing Seasons: Durham in Autumn

    Durham is a beautiful but tiny university city in the north of England famous for its amazing cathedral, which is one of Britain's best loved buildings. When I was studying at the university, I loved to go for crisp, autumnal walks around the cathedral and the river, kicking the leaves and basking in the golden glow of the season. The Lomography Redscale film perfectly captures the beauty of this time of year.