Details: This poster shows a print titles Cherry Blossom Viewing. It is from the Japanese Edo period. It shows serveral people lloking at the bloooming trees.
The Edo period, or Tokugawa period, is a division of Japanese history running from 1603 to 1868. The period marks the governance of the Edo or Tokugawa shogunate, which was officially established in 1603 by the first Edo shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu. The Edo period is also known as the beginning of the early modern period of Japan. Sakura is the Japanese name for cherry trees, and their blossoms. In English, the word sakura is equivalent to the Japanese flowering cherry, and their blossoms are commonly called cherry blossoms. Sakura is an omen of good fortune and is also an emblem of love, affection and represents spring. Cherry blossoms are an enduring metaphor for the fleeting nature of life, and as such are frequently depicted in art.