I have loved the cherry blossom tree and flowers for quite a long time (we're talking about almost dinosaur ages here).
Well, okay, and the Smithsonian museums, and the memorials....
Day dreams for now.
Here are some more beautiful costumes for Liana's paper dolls.
Have you checked out her blog yet? She makes almost a costume a day!
The spring green tunic with cherry blossoms is styled in the Vietnamese custom.
Chinese cherry blossoms are a symbol of power, feminine beauty or female dominance. This usually applies to great power and the symbolization of love.
Japanese cherry blossoms are established on or around strong spiritual beliefs. The nature of life is very short lived and it is considered very sensible to not get too close or connected to anything because it will end eventually. (Cherry blossoms bloom for one day only.) It is also a perceived emblem of feminine design. In ancient Japanese culture the warriors carried these symbols by the heart as in the Bushido code of honor and loyalty.