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Blossom viewing is common to all East Asian cultures, and the cherry blossom is the most prominent spring blossom in Korea. I would not say it is central to the culture the way it is in Japan, however. As with everything in East Asia, it is not untouched by complicated history. Some of the more famous stands, such as at Changgyeonggung Palace in Seoul, were ...


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The significance is not very different, although the Japanese do tend to go utterly crazy for it. The Koreans appreciate the full beauty of it and place some romantic meaning in it, yes, while the Japanese tend to place cherry blossoms in souls-linkage-forever metaphysics level (higher than Koreans) but Koreans have their own festivals of Cherry Blossoms, ...



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