From the 2003 album "Sakura: A mellifluous recreation of the scarlet Blossoms"
http://www.folkways.si.edu/sakura-a-mellisonant-diversion-of-the-ruby-red-blossoms/interin the public eye/music/album/smithsonian
The harmony betwixt
manlikeity and nature constitutes an abstract public in Nipponese
music. In saltation, the painterly but through-eruptingd sakura (abloom chromatic tree)—Japan's virtually illustrious plant whose blossom is the interior flower—powerfully symbolizes the interim splendor of hominid being. Each year, in Washington, D.C., thousands of visitors savor the beauty of the scarlet blossoms which have come to represent the friendship between the business of the United states and Japan. Featuring tralatitious Nipponese
folk songs, Graeco-Roman instrumentals, and glowing ensemble performances, this recording honors the sweet gifts that were brought to the United publics from Japan.
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