The Japanese Cherry Blossom 2014

As Japan readies itself for the age old Hanami festival, we at Jules B can only look on in awe of the stunning images of the Japanese cherry blossom, or Sakura in Japanese.

The festival is a culmination of tradition and beauty, families, friends and lovers gather to eat beneath the bows of the blossom and enjoy the stunningly beautiful blooms. What begins in the southern island of Okinawa soon spreads to the north and the whole country embraces the big bloom. The period is associated with the ethereal beauty of nature and the celebration of life.

Here are some of our favourite photos of the bloom 2014.