18/5 – 6B Topic – Cherry Blossom pt.2

Hi year 6,

Firstly I would like to say a super well done to all the children that have sent in their painting/drawings/digital artwork! I have been blown away. Secondly, I would like to say that I am rather disappointed with the lack of submission, this work is not optional, you cannot say ‘I will try‘ and then do nothing else. As only a small percentage of children have completed their work so far (I did state that you had until 5pm today) I am asking that you complete the task as today’s topic work. I am expecting 90 pieces of artwork to be sent in. If you have any issues regarding the work, please email your teachers at y6upload@broadheath.coventry.sch.uk and we will do our best to support you.

Task 2

Many of you may be wondering why you have been creating cherry blossom artwork. Your second task for today is to research the importance of Cherry Blossom; find out why it is important in japanese culture.

You must answer the following questions (I have attached a newsround like that should be helpful):

  • What is Sakura?
  • What was the significance of the cherry blossom in relation to farming?
  • Why is Sakura important in Japan today?
  • How do people celebrate Sakura?
Hadisa’s beautiful blossom tree
Image preview
Zuzanna’s beautiful blossom tree

13 thoughts on “18/5 – 6B Topic – Cherry Blossom pt.2

  1. What is Sakura?
    A Sakura is a national flower of Japan – the cherry blossom. Due to their quick blooming season, cherry blossoms also symbolise the transience of life, a major theme in Buddhism. It is also the most beautiful flowers in Japan

    Why is Sakura important in Japan today?
    The cherry blossom Sakura are the symbolic flowers in the spring time. After 2 weeks there blossom starts to fall and this season in Japan they like to have cherry blossoms parties with there friends and famliys.

    How do people celebrate Sakura?
    People from all around the world come together to celebrate the Sakura mainly the celebrate it at the park and having a picnic which is called the hanami

  2. What is Sakura?

    Cherry blossom,the national flower of japan ,or Sakura,simply represents a time of optimism. The pops of pink mark thr ending of winter and signify the beginning of spring.The significance of the cherry blossom tree in Japanese culture goes back hundreds of years. In their country, the cherry blossom represents the fragility and the beauty of life. It’s a reminder that life is almost overwhelmingly beautiful but that it is also tragically short.

    What was the significance of the cherry blossom in relation to farming?

    In ancient Japan, farmers used the blooming of the sakura flowers to help them know it was time to plant their rice crops. The flowers were considered to be a representation of spring, hope, beauty and new life.

    How do people celebrate Sakura?

    During this season in Japan, people like to have cherry blossom parties with colleagues, friends, and family. cherry blossoms makes people merry. They enjoy eating, drinking, and barbecuing underneath the cherry blossoms. this custom is called hanami. Hanami literally means “watching blossoms,” and the tradition can be traced back at least a thousand years. people bring cooked meals, , snacks, and sweets, like a potluck party. Schools and offices hold welcome parties during hanami, a chance for people to bond and meet new friends.

    Why is Sakura important in Japan today?

    Cherry blossoms are a symbolic flower of the spring, a time of renewal, and the fleeting nature of life. Their life is very short. After their beauty peaks around two weeks, the blossoms start to fall.

  3. What is Sakura?
    In Japan ‘Sakura ‘ is the term for their iconic beautiful cherry blossoms.Sakura is native to Japan but can also be found in Korea and China.In Japan, Sakura blossoms between the end of March and early may ,depending on the location of the trees they bloom at different times.The first trees to bloom are in Okinawa during January while in Tokyo they bloom during April.The sakura bloom is so popular, there is a special forecast which informs people when the trees are blooming.

    What was the significance of the cherry blossom in relation to farming?
    Sakura is a massive part of Japan’s culture and history. In ancient Japan, farmers used the blooming of the sakura flowers to help them know it was time to plant their rice crops. The flowers were considered to be a representation of spring, hope, beauty and new life.

    Why is Sakura important in Japan today?
    Sakura is important in today’s society as it helps farmers like written above but also it symbolizes new beginnings.This is because the winter has passed and children return to school. As well as this it shows us that life is precious but short as the Sakura lasts only for two weeks before it falls and then blooms again the next year.

    How do people celebrate Sakura?
    Many people attend parks full of cherry blossom trees and have picnics and hanami celebrations ,under the beautiful pink and white blossoms, with friends and families.Thousands of people come to parks to celebrate Sakura so many people get up super early to place their picnic blanket under the perfect tree.Many companies make Sakura- themed products including pink cappuccinos, kimonos with a Sakura print,pink chocolate and much more.People from all over the world come to visit and celebrate the hanami season.

  4. Task 1
    I have previously sent in my artwork. Have you received it? If not please let me know and I will send it again.

    Task 2
    What is Sakura?
    Sakura is the Japanese term for cherry blossom – that most beautiful of Japanese flowers. The tree produces the pinky-white flowers which are so well-known from Japanese art.

    What was the significance of the cherry blossom in relation to farming?
    In ancient Japan, farmers used the blooming of the sakura flowers to help them know it was time to plant their rice crops. The flowers were considered to be a representation of spring, hope, beauty and new life.

    Why is Sakura important in Japan today?
    Cherry blossoms are a symbolic flower of the spring, a time of renewal, and the nature of life. During this season in Japan, people like to have cherry blossom parties with colleagues, friends, and family.

    How do people celebrate Sakura?
    Many people go to parks full of the cherry blossom trees, and have picnics or hanami celebrations under the trees with their friends and family.Lots of food and drink companies make special sakura-themed products, using the shape, colour or flavour of cherry blossom.Traditional clothing covered in sakura prints, like kimonos, are also worn by some people.People from all over the world also enjoy visiting Japan during sakura season, to celebrate spring and take pictures with the blossom.

    • Well done Hadisa, a really detailed piece of work. Send your work again please we would all love to see it.🙌🏻
      You are learning so much about Japan? What have you enjoyed most?

      • I have sent my work again, thank you for letting me know.
        So far I have enjoyed every lesson when learning about Japan. I have enjoyed creating my own cherry blossom artwork and learning about Sakura the most.

Leave a Reply