Spring, 2017 – Excerpt

Impress 2017 Spring 3

Growing Friendships

One of the articles in the Spring Issue was about one of Japan’s favorite flowers. Did you know that cherry blossoms came to the US from Japan?

These cousins of cherry trees don’t grow any fruit, but the entire tree is covered with flowers… for just a week. This theme of transience is ingrained in Japanese culture.

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