Holding On

From a little while ago, from Rabbit Moon・兎月, the end of sakura season shown as a single stray petal. Filled with creamy red bean paste and bittersweet with the thought of the blooms passing. I’ll borrow from my friend’s translation of a 9th-century poem by Ariwara no Narihira about sakura season in Japan:

世の中にたえて桜のなかりせば春の心はのどけからまし

If there were no cherry blossoms in this world, my spring heart would be calm.

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