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11 travel photos worthy of Nat Geo

By: Catie Leary on Aug. 2, 2013, 12:30 p.m.
Sakura by Hideyuki Katagiri

Photo: Hideyuki Katagiri/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

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Sakura

"Cherry blossom is called Sakura in Japanese. Cherry blossom is Japanese symbolic flower. There are various kinds in a cherry tree and an especially old cherry tree has many kinds called Edo-Higan. The trees of the cherry tree exceeding hundreds of years are located in a line with a nebula this temple, and if spring comes every year,can looks at a powerful spectacle can do it. This photograph focused on Edo-Higan and photographed Beni-Sidare which is back together."

— Hideyuki Katagiri, Merit winner