Cherry Blossoms Turns Japan Into a Pink Art Piece

Published April 1st, 2021 - 07:01 GMT

Japan's cherry trees were fully bloomed earlier this year compared to past ones, the national weather agency has said, linking the early sakura season to the world's warming climate.

Cherry blossoms hit their peak on March 26 - 10 days in Kyoto sooner than average and the earliest since the government started taking records in 1953.

"Our studies have shown that the start of the cherry blossom season is closely linked with the average temperature in February and March," Shunji Ambe, a Japan Meteorological Agency official, told AFP.

"Our observations of plant life show that spring phenomena (such as cherry and plum blossoms) tend to take place earlier, while autumn phenomena are delayed," he added on Wednesday.

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A man poses his dog in front of cherry blossoms at Inokashira Park in Tokyo on March 30, 2021. Philip FONG / AFP

Cherry Blossoms in Japan

People ride boats watching cherry blossoms at Inokashira Park in Tokyo on March 30, 2021. Philip FONG / AFP

Cherry Blossoms in Japan

A woman takes photos of cherry blossoms in Shenyang in China's northeastern Liaoning province on April 1, 2021. STR / AFP

Cherry Blossoms in Japan

A woman looks at cherry blossoms at Inokashira Park in Tokyo on March 30, 2021. Philip FONG / AFP

Cherry Blossoms in Japan

A cardinal sits on the branch of a flowering tree at the National Arboretum in Washington, DC on March 29, 2021. Warm weather over the last few days has led to blossoms blooming earlier than expected. Eva HAMBACH / AFP

Cherry Blossoms in Japan

The Washington Monument is framed by cherry blossoms near the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC on March 29, 2021. Warm weather over the last few days have led to the blossoms blooming earlier than expected. MANDEL NGAN / AFP

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A woman makes a video call next to cherry blossoms in full bloom in Tokyo on March 28, 2021. Behrouz MEHRI / AFP

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A woman dressed in Japanese traditional kimono poses with cherry blossoms in full bloom in Tokyo on March 28, 2021. Behrouz MEHRI / AFP

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A bench is seen underneath cherry blossoms at a closed zone which is a preventative measure against spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus at Inokashira Park in Tokyo on March 30, 2021. Philip FONG / AFP

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A man poses his dog in front of cherry blossoms at Inokashira Park in Tokyo on March 30, 2021. Philip FONG / AFP
Cherry Blossoms in Japan
People ride boats watching cherry blossoms at Inokashira Park in Tokyo on March 30, 2021. Philip FONG / AFP
Cherry Blossoms in Japan
A woman takes photos of cherry blossoms in Shenyang in China's northeastern Liaoning province on April 1, 2021. STR / AFP
Cherry Blossoms in Japan
A woman looks at cherry blossoms at Inokashira Park in Tokyo on March 30, 2021. Philip FONG / AFP
Cherry Blossoms in Japan
A cardinal sits on the branch of a flowering tree at the National Arboretum in Washington, DC on March 29, 2021. Warm weather over the last few days has led to blossoms blooming earlier than expected. Eva HAMBACH / AFP
Cherry Blossoms in Japan
The Washington Monument is framed by cherry blossoms near the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC on March 29, 2021. Warm weather over the last few days have led to the blossoms blooming earlier than expected. MANDEL NGAN / AFP
Cherry Blossoms in Japan
A woman makes a video call next to cherry blossoms in full bloom in Tokyo on March 28, 2021. Behrouz MEHRI / AFP
Cherry Blossoms in Japan
A woman dressed in Japanese traditional kimono poses with cherry blossoms in full bloom in Tokyo on March 28, 2021. Behrouz MEHRI / AFP
Cherry Blossoms in Japan
A bench is seen underneath cherry blossoms at a closed zone which is a preventative measure against spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus at Inokashira Park in Tokyo on March 30, 2021. Philip FONG / AFP