Cherry blossoms are synonymous with Japan, though the tree can now be found in many parts of the world, including the United States and Canada. Regardless of their location, the delicate beauty of cherry blossoms can't be understated. The flowers bloom by the thousands, transforming the trees into explosions of soft hues, with white and pink blooms burgeoning off every branch.
However, the beauty is fleeting; cherry blossoms typically survive for just a week. During that week, the entire world stops to notice the flower with festivals taking place to celebrate the cherry blossom everywhere from Tokyo to Washington, D.C.