Even as each petal is shed like a blushing snowflake, the ephemeral beauty of a cherry blossom
is a lasting gift that renews our appreciation for the precious things in life.
The reverse image by Anna Bucciarelli is filled with bright, springtime cheer as it captures the
peak splendour of a blossoming cherry tree. Selective colour and engraving are combined in
this close view of a flower-laden branch, where the cluster of white and pink-coloured petals
includes a number of engraved buds and leaves. The five-petal blossoms that have inspired
countless artists are the very embodiment of “BEAUTY”, represented by the kanji character
positioned just above the bough.
An affordable keepsake
that perfectly captures the delicate yet fleeting
beauty of a cherry blossom, whose delicate
appearance and shape have inspired countless
poems and works of art.