Recently Japan Meteorological Agency announced that the Cherry Blossom season of Japan is in full bloom. Usually, the Japanese Cherry trees reach their full bloom in April. This time the Cherry Blossom has occurred 10 days earlier. This is the first time the Cherry trees have bloomed this earlier in Japan. Previously, the earliest Cherry Blossoms in Japan occurred before 1,200 years.
Earliest Cherry Blossom in Japan
According to Osaka University research, the flowering of the Cherry trees was this earlier in 812 AD. This is mainly due to Climate Change and global warming. The average temperature of Japan increased from 47.5 degrees Fahrenheit in 1953 to 51.1 degrees Fahrenheit in the year 2020.
Cherry Blossom in Japan
- The emergence of Cherry blossoms in Japan is often a sign that the spring season is in its full bloom.
- The Cherry Blossom in Japan is also known as Sakura.
- During the Cherry Blossom season, Japan organises Hanami or flower viewing. Hanami has a long history in the land of Japan. Hanami was started in 710 AD.
About Cherry Blossom
Cherry Blossom is a flower. The Cherry Blossom trees are ornamental Cherry trees and they are different from edible Cherry trees.
How is the Climate affecting Cherry Blossom trees?
The leaves of the Cherry Blossom trees secrete a hormone that stops the flowers from blooming further. The secretion of this hormone stops when the temperature increases. After the weather becomes warm, the flowers bloom completely. This year, due to climate change, Cherry Blossom flowers reached this stage earlier than usual as the hormones stopped secreting.
Where are Cherry Blossom trees found?
These trees are found throughout the world. They are usually common in Northern Hemisphere, especially in regions with temperate climate. This includes Japan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, China, Korea, the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Indonesia, etc.
Cherry Blossom in India
Cherry Blossom in India is common in Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Sikkim, Uttarakhand, Garo Hills and Khasi Hills in the north east. Cherry Blossom festivals in India are held during autumn, that is, in October and November. Shillong is known for its Cherry Blossom in India.
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