Episode 22 – Cherry Blossoms

NNM 2013. Portrait of Chiyoko, British Properties; Taylor Way, BC, 1954

SJCTM - 22 - Cherry blossoms

Join Raymond and Carolyn as they discuss figures in ancient Japanese folklore, botanical attractions in Vancouver and across Canada, and...mutants and clones? The Japanese ornamental cherry tree is all of these, not to mention a feature of spring in Japan and many places in Canada.

Further information:

Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival official website. Includes a cherry tree map, list of varieties found in Vancouver, information on how to become a cherry blossom scout, and more.

Cherry trees in High Park and Toronto.

Sakura Project webpage.

Ohnuki-Tierney, Emiko. Kamikaze, Cherry Blossoms, and Nationalisms: The Militarization of Aesthetics in Japanese History. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010.