In Japan and South Korea, cherry blossoms, otherwise known as sakura, are the rock stars of the plant kingdom. People obsess over them. Tourists travel from afar to catch the rare public appearances of these spring blossoms. The most devoted fans will even follow the pink-flowered crowd as it spreads from Japan’s warmer southern prefectures to the chillier north.
If you’d like to gaze upon the fleeting beauty of these beautiful flowers, with some lounging cats mixed in to add a touch of cuteness, this collection of 12 photos should do the trick.