You might know all Japanese people adore cherry blossom. The cherry blossom is a very delicate flower that blooms for a very short while. For us they represent the transience of life. I think This particular characteristics ties in deeply with the fundamental teachings of Buddhism, which says all life is suffering and transitory. We hold this Buddhist belief strongly and the transitory nature of life is very noble, not get too attached to a particular outcome or not become emotional because it will all pass in time.
I deeply deeply hope the blossom will bring us promising cheerful spring.
Wish this post is NOT untimely and immodest.
Also, I like this manjyu (Japanese-style bun stuffed with azuki-bean paste) I think this my favorite sweet represents another example of our love for cherry tree. This manjyu was started to be sold in 1717 at the 長命寺(temple which has longevity, sorry for the literal translation)