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Conspiracy behind the Japanese cherry blossoms:
The Japanese cherry blossoms are famous and we are proud of it.
But do you know that we do not enjoy the delicious cheery because those cherry trees are sterile. The F1 hybrid; "SOMEI YOSHINO". That is to say one and same cherry tree is covering all over the country. We eat the cherry imported from USA. The Japanese cherry is very expensive, 1 US$ per 1 piece!
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Only some 150 years ago,"SOMEI YOSHINO" was created by a gardener in a suburb of Tokyo those days called Edo. "SOMEI YOSHINO" spread very fast everywhere in Japan, in new and old parks, in the gardens of temples and shrines. " SOMEIYOSHINO" gives us very beautiful blossoms but goes away quickly. The life length of the tree is short, 50/70 years. Our good old cherry trees which are cultural monuments have kept their lives for many years, for 300/800/1200 years. This weak ones need a lot of hands and is sterile. It is inevitable to plant new generations for ever.
The history of "SOMEI YOSHINO" synchronizes with the period of the so called Japanese modernization, the centralization.
The conspiracy behind the beautiful cherry blossoms has kept for 150 years by the gardeners and by the central powers.
What do you think ?