In Full Bloom At Osaka Mint

Annually, Japan Mint Museum in Osaka opens its gates to the public for sakura viewing. They have over 330 trees with 138 varieties to date.

I had the chance to go there and enjoy the beauty of the Sakura breeds particularly the “Benitemari (紅手毬)”. The 3 kanjis literally mean, crimson (紅), hand (手), and ball (毬).

The benitemari flowers grow in a ball-like facade creating a mini bouquet of cherry blossoms during its glory of blooming. What a beauty to appreciate.

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