Shanghai also offers this natural spectacle!
Shanghai también ofrece este espectáculo natural!
A couple of weeks ago while having a stroll around Yangpu (a district at the north of Shanghai, but very close to the center), looking for a bicycle to buy for my hubby and after accomplishing it, we kept with our afternoon ride, until we happened to pass by the campus of Tongji University where the Cherry Blossom Festival was in bloom that saturday. I remember I just read about it in WeChat (an amazing chinese app), so since we were already there, we decided to enter to the uni to see those great pink trees full of sakura flowers. The good thing is that we didn’t have to travel to Japan to see this natural spectacle in a concrete jungle as Shanghai.
The transience of the blossoms, the exquisite beauty and volatility, has often been associated with mortality and graceful and readily acceptance of destiny and karma; for this reason, cherry blossoms are richly symbolic, and have been utilized often in Japanese art, manga, anime, and film, as well as at musical performances for ambient effect.