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Sakura In The Center Of Yerevan In Memory Of The Japanese People

 What I saw today was really beautiful and breathtaking. There’s a sakura tree growing right at the center of our city. Who could ever think of it?

The plate on the fence says: “In Memory of the Japanese People.” And there’s a signature beneath: “SAMURAI.”

The tree is planted in front of the “Samurai” sushi-bar at the beginning of Baghramyan avenue. But it is very modest and unnoticeable. I wouldn’t notice it if a couple of women weren’t standing there examining the japanese phenomenon.

Actually, Sakura is a cherry tree. But it is also the symbol of Japan.  The cherry blossom is the flower of flowers to the Japanese people. It symbolizes their national character. This is because the life of a samurai of feudal times was proverbially compared to the short-lived cherry blossoms that last “no more than three days”, for a samurai was always ready to sacrifice his life for the sake of his master. Another saying is that “what the cherry is among flowers is the samurai among men”.

We remember the victims of Japanese disasters and mourn with the world.

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