Sakura blooming

The following pictures are Hamamatsu Castle and Sakura.

Hamamatsu Castle
Sakura and Hamamatsu Castle

Cherry blossoms (Sakura) are now in full bloom in Hamamatu, Shizuoka prefecture,Japan.

Springtime is here.
Sakura are so short-lived that they will be falling like snow in about a week.
Japanese enjoy such a beautiful transience while eating and drinking under these trees.

There are some Japanese patents for extracting liquid from blossoms and fruits of a certain kind of cherry.
According to these patents, it is described that the extracts from Sakura trees exhibit properties for antioxidant ,anti-inflammatory or melanin generation inhibition and so on. 

It seems that these pale pink blossoms are not only beautiful but also useful for human health and life.