We met cherry blossoms in Hakodate City !
To be honest, I expected to see just the buds of cherry blossoms even in Hakodate City.
But, I was so pleased with the beautiful pink blossoms that are the symbol of Japanese mind including samurai soldier.
My husband said that they were 70% of full blooming.
I do not think these cherry trees have soaked the blood of the soldiers. But the trees have seen the tragedies, pleasure, tears, happiness, rudeness, madness and other kinds of dramas of human beings.
It may be a little bit different from "chivalry"
that disappeared in Europe but the gracefulness may be similar;)
What do you think about it ?