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Mono no aware is the appreciation of beauty as a state which does not last. The Japanese term is used to describe the awareness of the transience of things and a bittersweet sadness at their passing.

The Sakura or cherry blossom tree is the epitome of this conception of beauty; the flowers bloom and then fall within a single week. It embodies beauty as a transient experience.

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noodle421

noodle421 says

Loved the pictures. The photos tell a story all by themselves.

posted at 05:52pm Aug 24 PST

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