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Apple blossom. by Live Bohemian, via Flickr

Michigan state flower - Apple Blossom (Victorian meaning - "preference, better things to come, good fortune, promise")--we have apple trees & other fruit trees while growing up.

Citation about Sakura (Cherry blossoms) from Nihon Shoki (The Chronicles of Japan - second oldest book of classical Japanese history, in 720) "Tenno Emperor riding a boat at the pond. Sakura petals falling to his sake cup."

Citation about Sakura (Cherry blossoms) from Nihon Shoki (The Chronicles of Japan - second oldest book of classical Japanese history, in 天皇、両枝船を磐余市磯池に泛べたまふ。時に桜の花、御盞に落れり。"Tenno Emperor riding a boat at the pond. Sakura petals falling to his sake cup.

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