Reprise: Cherry blossoms are peaking in Japan

The World

Since records began in the 9th century, diaries and chronicles from monks, aristocrats and emperors have tracked the date of "full flower" for the city's cherry blossoms. This provides an unusually long and complete record of spring coming earlier in Japan. The World’s Carolyn Beeler reports on how a nation’s fascination with the cherry blossom provides a window into our changing climate.

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