Survivors in the hardest-hit areas of Japan’s recent tsunami find the courage to revive and rebuild as cherry blossom season begins in this stunning visual haiku about the ephemeral nature of life and the healing power of Japan’s most beloved flower.
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The Tsunami and the Cherry BlossomDirected byLucy Walker
The very day I lost you, I fell in love with life. I saw an old man chopping a blooming plum tree. It looked like cutting down a mannequin bride, covered in tiny farewell handkerchiefs. The polished fingernails of petals opened their greeting palms, revealing red stigmata at the centre . The coarse wet chocolate of the branches was tinged with shades of purple - the fruit that never got to ripen exuded an untimely