Portrait Irena Kurka
Foto: Hartmut S. Bühler

Melancholia in Times of Cherry Blossoms

When the time of cherry blossom and cherry blossom festivals (hanami) rolls around, melancholia grips me a little. Unconsciously I compare the time of hanami in Germany and in Japan. There all the roads are lined with blossoming cherry trees – but in my chosen home Berlin I remain a little “darkened”.

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