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What's Magic Sakura






Magic Sakura is very magical tree!

The tree is made of paper but after pouring the Magic water, Magic Sakura bloom in 12 hours as real Cherry blossom. We designed it like a cherry blossom came from picture book.We love and enjoy to watch the fully bloomed cherry blossom and the fluttering down of blossoms every spring. We feel the beauty and special feeling even when we see the flowers fall. So we thought that it would be wonderful if we could make own cherry blossom and enjoy it whenever and wherever we want. In this way, Magic Sakura was born. We hope that you enjoy Magic Sakura whenever and wherever you want.

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Development Story

Our loving cherry blossom!

There are many old tale stories in Japan. One of the famous stories is “Hanasaka jiisan (THE OLD MAN WHO MADE CHERRY BLOSSOMS)".The main character of story is an old man who is very kind.In this story, he sprinkled "magical powder" on a dead cherry tree, and then it was bloomed very beautiful magically. After that he lived in peace and happy.I like this story and I asked my mother to read it many times when I was child.And I wanted to make cherry blossom bloom someday. That was my childhood dream. Everyone will be happy with smile under cherry tree.Therefore Japanese people has been very attracted to cherry blossom since long ago.

Encounter with the technique to make a paper tree blossom

There was a technology that make a paper tree blossom in ancient China.However, we heard that the technology was lost due to various reasons.But, fortunately we could get acquainted with the person who restored that technology.
This encounter led us to produce Magic Sakura.To make cherry blossom came from Hanasaka jiisan, I drew?hundreds sketches of cherry tree I had imaged since I was child. And we made prototype many times for producing it faithfully.
Then, Magic sakura was completed, but it was not made in Japan.We want to make Magic Sakura made in Japan because Sakura is a symbol of Japan.This technology is a traditional technology and strictly confidential.However, he allowed to teach it us because we built a strong trust relationship since the development of Magic Sakura.Also he understood and touched our passion that we want to make it in Japan.And finally "Magic Sakura - Made in Japan" was born. It took 5 years to make it from we made Magic Sakura.

Magic Sakura - the shape of Japanese hearts and minds

As you know, Japanese people love cherry blossom and enjoy cherry blossom viewing every spring.Cherry blossom blooms beautifully and falls down soon.
Therefore, we feel both the beauty and hakanasa when we see Sakaura.That’s why Sakura has been loved by the Japanese for a long time.Hakanasa is a unique feeling that the Japanese feel when we see something evanescent, such as shooting stars, fireworks and, of course, sakura.
We wish to burn them into our minds because they will be gone soon.
We feel the superlative beauty because they exit beautifully every moment.Then we expressed ”hakanasa -Japanese unique mind”by Magic Sakura.We hope that you enjoy growing Magic Sakura and feel Japanese culture and mind thorough it.




Spec And Components

The materials of Magic water is harmless.

  1. It doesn't include any chemicals, so you can use it safety.
  2. Materials : Water, Sodium acetate, Food additive

Magic Sakura

  • JAN:4582469653820
  • Package size: Width 125mm × Height 171 mm × Depth 12 mm
  • Dimensions : [Tree]Width 105 mm × Height 136 mm [Tray] Width 120 mm × Height 114 mm
  • Materilas : Peper tree : Paper / Tray: Plastic / Magic water : Water, Food additives, Sodium acetate

Magic Sakura MINI

  • JAN: 4582469653813
  • Package size: Width 116. 3 mm × Height 111.8 mm × Depth 10 mm
  • Dimensions : [Tree]Width 75 mm × Height 90 mm [Tray] Width 116 mm × Height 112 mm
  • Materilas : Peper tree : Paper / Tray: Plastic / Magic water : Water, Food additives, Sodium acetate

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Cherry Blossom Magic - Circle Sanctuary

by Selena Fox

Since ancient times, Cherry Blossoms and the non-fruit bearing trees that produce them, sakura, have been revered in Japan.  They continue to be an important part of Japanese culture, and appear in paintings, haiku poetry, anime, songs, and other creative works.   They are symbols of beauty, good fortune, and the cycle of life.  The brief time of beautiful blooming is a powerful reminder of the transience of life.   Each Spring, hanami, or blossom viewing parties and festivals are held throughout Japan.

Cherry Blossom Trees and the custom of viewing them in bloom also are in other parts of the world, including the United States of America.  One hundred years ago this Spring, a gift of 3,020 Cherry Blossom Trees from Japan arrived in Washington, DC and were planted around the Tidal Basin and surrounding areas.  In subsequent years, additional trees were added. 

One of the largest Cherry Blossom viewing events in the world today now happens every Spring in Washington, DC.  Thousands of locals and visitors from around the world converge on the Tidal Basin to delight in the beauty of the blossoming of the multitude of ornamental Cherry Trees in the city.  This year, early warm weather brought the blossoms out in time for Spring Equinox and the start of the five week Centennial Cherry Blossom Festival.

My husband Dennis and I decided to do our personal celebration of Spring Equinox this year with a journey to Washington, DC to experience the Cherry Blossom Trees in peak bloom.   In addition to delighting in the beauty of the blossoming trees themselves, this year’s journey was also one of ancestral remembrance for me.  My great grandfather Peter Bisset (1869-1951) was part of the team of horticulturists involved in importing, planting, and caring for the Cherry Blossom Trees one hundred years ago and in years that followed.

Although ornamental Cherry Trees commonly live between forty and fifty years, there are a hundred of the original trees planted in 1912 still living and blooming among the many that now surround the Tidal Basin.  It was moving to connect with these originals.  In meditative rituals, I paid tribute to them and my great grandfather, and I honored the spirit of international peace and friendship that brought this wonderful Cherry Blossom Trees community into being in my homeland.

The best way to connect with the beauty and magic of the Cherry Blossoms of Washington, DC is through direct encounter.  Viewing photographs and videos of the Blossoms online, in print, and on screens can give a glimpse of their splendor but the most powerful experiences come through spending time with the trees and their blossoms.  

I perform rites to honor these beautiful trees each time I visit.  These rituals take the form of Nature communion meditations with blossoms, trees, and landscape.  Here are some of my favorite ways of doing spiritual work with Cherry Blossoms in the Tidal Basin of Washington, DC.  Some of these rites can be adapted for work with Cherry Blossom Trees in bloom in other places. 

Blossoms Community.  Find a bench underneath one or more of the Cherry Blossom Trees and meditate on the beauty of the blossoms individually and then, collectively.  After a time, expand your focus to also include meditating on the colorful convergence of people of many paths and places appreciating the blossoms.  Be part of the multicultural, international, multilingual, interfaith blossom viewing that is happening daily, dawn to dusk, during the Cherry Blossom Festival time. 

Aged Tree Communion. Visit one of the oldest Cherry Blossom Trees, honor it as you place your hand on it, commune with it, experience its wisdom and memories.  When you are done, give it thanks and envision it thriving.   Some of the original trees are along the walkway by the water by the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial.  They are easily identified because their trunks are darker and thicker with more signs of pruning than younger ones, and often their branches extend over the walkway by the water.

Cherry Blossom Star Meditation.  Stand by a flowering branch with fully opened blossoms.  Select an individual blossom and look into its depts.  See the five-pointed star at its center.  Let this Cherry Blossom Star be a focal point for your meditation.  Meditate with your eyes open for a time. Then close your eyes briefly and internally visualize the image.  Repeat several times to memorize the image.  Then, with eyes closed for a time, envision it.  Now become one with the Cherry Blossom Star.  Experience serenity, balance, and the magic that is within the bloom and within you.  Then, open your eyes and express thanksgiving to the Spirit of the Cherry Blossom.

Moving Waters Meditation.  Rent one of the paddleboats for an hour or two, and paddle out into the waters of the Tidal Basin.  Pause, experience the movement of the water, and enjoy the view of the blooming tress along the shoreline in all directions around you.  Connect with the energy of water, land, sky, light, and blossoming Springtime.

Liberty Circle Walk.  Walk the entire path that encircles the Tidal Basin, visit each of the Memorials along the way, and reflect on Freedom enduring as you delight in the ephemeral beauty of the Cherry Blossoms.  Experience the Jefferson Memorial as a Temple of Liberty as you seek out and read Jefferson’s own words about religious freedom engraved on the wall.  Read and reflect on Freedom words and works at the George Mason, FDR, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorials.  Meditate on the beauty of the world’s tallest obelisk, the Washington Monument, framed by Cherry Blossoms and focus your intentions on Liberty and Justice for All.

Photographic Meditations. Meditatively take photographs of the blossoms as at different times of day and night, and in different climate conditions.  Notice and appreciate the changes in colors and textures of the blossoms.

Falling Blossoms.  Stand near some trees in full bloom.  As breezes blow, appreciate the beauty of blossom petals falling and contemplate the ephemeral nature of Life.  Deepen your understanding of beginnings and endings.

Remembrance.  Give thanks to the Cherry Blossom Trees.  Support efforts to care for them.  Carry with you the memories of your experiences and express them through poetry, narratives, photography, storytelling, ritual, and other ways.   Share your experiences with others.


Beyond the Tidal Basin: Introducing Other Great Flowering Cherry Trees, publication of the U.S. National Arboretum.

Celebrating 100 Years of the Gift of Trees.  National Cherry Blossom Festival: The Nation’s Greatest Springtime Celebration.  Washington, DC, March 20-April 27, 2012.

Cherry Blossoms: The Official Book of the National Cherry Blossom Festival, by Ann McClellan, with photos by Ron Blunt.  Washington, DC: National Geographic.  2012.

Cherry Blossoms Photographs by Selena Fox on Facebook, March 2012:

Selena Fox on the Power of DC’s Cherry Blossoms. Guest post by Selena Fox on Pagan Newswire Collective’s Capital Witch blog, Monday, March 26, 2012,


This article was first published in the Spring 2012 issue of CIRCLE Magazine

Selena Fox is Senior Minister of Circle Sanctuary and founder of the Circle Craft Tradition.   Her lifelong love of Nature is an essential part of her personal and community spiritual practice.  Like her great grandfather Peter Bisset, she honors Nature and capitalizes it.  Selena teaches Circle Craft through writings, in workshops and rituals across the US and elsewhere, and via her weekly internet radio show, “Circle Craft Study with Selena Fox” on Tuesday nights, 8-9 pm central. Podcasts are archived:  More about Selena and her work:

Sacred Sakura Levels and Rewards [leveling guide]

This guide describes in detail how to level Sacred Sakura in Genshin Impact. Get maximum rewards from the tree at Narukami Grand Shrine in Inazuma.

Sacred Sakura is a tree of worship in Genshin Impact that grows on top of the mountain in Narukami Great Shrine. By interacting with this majestic plant, you can spend Electro Seals to increase the level of Sakura's Favor. For each new level, special rewards will be given, as well as new effects for Electro Granums, through which you can solve various riddles and puzzles in Inazuma, as well as strengthen the characters of the squad. 9Ol000

Where to find the Sacred Sakura in Genshin Impact

As you progress through the Archon Quest “Vol. II. Chapter I: Unchanging God and Eternal Utopia, players will find themselves on a mountain near the Great Narukami Shrine. Here, directly behind the temple, there is a tree similar in shape to a fox, which is a sacred animal of the Electro Region.

How to upgrade Sakura's Favor in Genshin Impact

It is enough to approach the Sacred Sakura and interact with it to open the Favor leveling interface.

Managing the tree is quite simple:

  • click "Make Offering" to give Electro Seals if there are enough of them to get the next level of Favor;
  • click "Rewards" to see the list of values ​​that will be received upon leveling up;
  • click "Electrogranum" to see the active and future effects of Electrogranums (the strength of these elements directly depends on the leveling of the Sacred Sakura).

A total of 50 levels of Favor and 15 levels of Electro Granums are available. Buffs from the latter affect both the elements themselves (the duration of existence, the strength of the effect on barriers), and the heroes (energy recovery, blocking and causing Electro damage).

Where to get Electro Seals in Genshin Impact

Seal Electro - is a pharmaceutical component that is obtained by researching Inazuma. It is enough to travel around the island region, complete tasks and open chests, so that the question of how to raise the Sacred Sakura to level 50 does not arise.

Also a significant number of Seals of Electro can be obtained by leveling the Electro Archon Statue.

Genshin Impact Sakura Favor Rewards

At the beginning of Sacred Sakura leveling, it is impossible to see the full list of rewards. As the initial levels close, new ones will appear. Players will be able to get Fateful Encounters and Intertwined Fates, Weak Resin, materials for upgrading talents, weapons and characters themselves, as well as many other valuables.
Having upgraded the Sacred Sakura to level 50, in total you can get:

  • 9,800 adventure experience;
  • 500 magic ore of enhancement;
  • 2,500,000 mora;
  • 5 weak resin;
  • 10 intertwining destinies and 20 fateful meetings;
  • one northerner blank of each type;
  • 4 crowns of insight;
  • 4 keys to the tombs of the depths of Inazuma;
  • for 10 philosophies of Frailty, Grace and Light;
  • name card Sacred Sakura;
  • decor for Teapot of Serenity Dreams under cherry rain.

Where to spend the Electro seals in Genshin Impact

After the sakura is pumped to the maximum (level 50), you can spend the Electro seals in the Netsuke no gen store, which will become available in Inazuma City on Narukami Island. The goods of this souvenir shop will be similar to those sold for other regions.

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description, meaning and application of the Japanese tree


hemisphere. The beauty of a flowering plant is valued so highly that a holiday, Hanami, has been established in its honor. On this day, all Japanese, from ordinary people to politicians and even members of the imperial family, dedicate the evening to the contemplation of blossoming flowers. And that's not all that amazing tree.

General description

Sakura is the name given to 16 species and 400 varieties of trees belonging to the plum subfamily. For example, this is the designation of the bird cherry, which was also grown on the territory of Russia: in St. Petersburg it did not have enough frost resistance, but it successfully wintered in Rostov-on-Don, Pyatigorsk and the Black Sea coast.

Of the total variety of species in Japan, nine grow. All of them are about eight meters high by adulthood, although the oldest representative, living for 1800 years, reached 24 meters in length. The tree bark itself is smooth, the wood is flexible due to the large amount of resin, but on its surface there are small horizontal cracks of gray-green or dark red color.

Since there are many types of sakura, they all bloom at different times:

  • Fuyu in November;
  • Pit at the end of March;
  • Someioshino in early April;
  • Yae in mid-April;
  • Kasumi at the beginning of May.

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The trees of the southern island of Okinawa are first covered with petals, the last flowers appear in northern Hokkaido. Flowering begins before the appearance of leaves, and the bare tree is completely covered with double inflorescences of several petals. Usually there are 5 of them, but specially bred varieties have up to 50 petals with a diameter of 6 cm. Through selection, it was possible to obtain flowers similar to roses, peonies or chrysanthemums.

The colors of the petals can be very varied. Common are the white variety with huge flowers and a tree called the weeping willow, which has pink flowers. But in addition to the traditional white and pink flowers, sakura blooms with red, crimson, yellow or green petals. They fully open and stay that way for a week. If the weather is cool at this time, the petals live for about 10 days, but if strong winds blow and it rains, the inflorescences will fall off already on the fifth day.

When the petals begin to fade, oval leaves with serrated edges begin to appear on the branches. During this period, the tree is called Ha-Zakura, which literally means "sakura with leaves." At this time, she looks elegant and beautiful in a summery way.

The sakura plant is grown for flowers, not berries, so all representatives have only decorative value, their fruits are very small, and more often they are not at all. Nevertheless, it is possible to find on sale small boxes with small berries of fruit-bearing trees that have a large stone and a thin layer of cherry-colored pulp. Their taste is sour and tart, and the cost is incredibly high.

Significance in Japanese culture

The Japanese sakura tree has a special meaning for the country. Images of cherry blossom petals, which symbolize the sky in Japan, can be found on many household items: from dishes and stationery to traditional kimonos.

Songs are dedicated to Sakura, her image is used in cinema, anime, works of art. Her image - the most popular of Japanese tattoos, can be depicted alone or in combination with other traditional motifs - dragons, tigers, carps.

The reverence for the flowering tree is inextricably linked to the history of Japan, from legend to use in symbolism and observance of tradition.

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Famous legends

The description of the cherry tree is in an old Japanese legend. According to her, the god of the mountains decided to give one of his daughters as a wife to the grandson of the sun goddess, who was considered the ancestor of the Japanese emperors. A young man named Ninigi had to choose between the eldest daughter, High Rock, and the youngest, named Bloomer. If he had chosen the older one, the life of his descendants would have become eternal and durable, like stones. But he preferred the younger one, as a result of which the life of his children became short, but beautiful.

Another story about the Japanese tree is more sad. According to him, Sakura was the name of one worker of the cruel prince of a certain Japanese province. The man and his children spent every day working hard in the rice fields, receiving nothing in return. Moreover, the slightest offenses were punished in the most cruel way. The worker was tired of living in constant fear for the children and asked the emperor for intercession.

The ruler heeded the requests and punished the evil prince, but he decided to take revenge on Sakura. The prince's servants, on his orders, captured the man along with his entire family, tied them to a cherry tree and flogged them to death. It is believed that it was from then on that the sakura began to bloom annually with pink flowers in memory of the blood of the innocent that sprinkled it.

Symbolic use

Cherry blossoms are very fast. The first petals have just appeared, and now they are already beginning to crumble. This reminds the Japanese of the frailty of life, the transience of life, the fragility of beauty. However, at the same time, the tree represents rebirth, because flowers appear on bare, leafless branches, as if from a dead tree. In addition, the flowering time coincides with the beginning of rice planting, so the plant is also considered a symbol of the harvest.

The officer and militaristic communities chose the sakura as their symbol. The appearance of the tree was supposed to strengthen the spirit of the soldiers and inspire them to exploits. Sometimes the cherry blossom petals were even called the flowers of death, as the pilots took them with them or put their image on the fuselage, going on deadly missions. Thus, the plant symbolized the fragility of life sacrificed by young recruits for the emperor. It was even believed that soldiers who fell in battle were reborn in the next life into flowers.

The use of such symbols in military affairs is a long tradition. It originated from the time when the Japanese planted sakura on the territory of the colonies, thereby demonstrating claims to it. Then one of the kamikaze detachments was named after the tree, now the image of flowers is used in the heraldry of the Japanese armed forces. For example, insignia on shoulder straps may not look like a star, but a flower with five petals.

Hanami Tradition

The importance the Japanese attach to the tree can also be judged by the fact that a real holiday is held at the state level in honor of its flowering. It has a long history dating back to the third century AD.

At that time, people in the imperial court liked to arrange parlor games, enjoy drinks, and spend time writing poetry during the flowering of cherry and plum trees. Plum at that time was given even more attention. There were two reasons for this:

  • she bloomed earlier;
  • plum was imported from China.

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A special attitude to the objects of Chinese culture was associated with respect for the traditions of this country . Educated people admired her and were kind to all the symbols. But by the end of the 9th century, Japanese society began to strive for originality, the influence of Chinese culture was weakening, and sakura could act as a wonderful national symbol. Gradually, Hanami began to devote more and more to this tree.

If earlier only elite societies paid attention to sakura contemplation, then samurai joined them, and now on this day in Tokyo, the main Shinjukugyoen park is open to numerous visitors of different social status. The Japanese come to relax, have a picnic, see friends and relatives, meet new people or even hold a business meeting, while contemplating the blooming cherry trees of amazing beauty.

This day becomes special not only for those who have a rest, but also for those whom he caught during work. Even employees spend working hours in the park, having the opportunity to communicate with colleagues and superiors and strengthen relationships in the team.

This happens not only in Tokyo, but also in numerous parks, squares and gardens in various Japanese cities. This spectacle is especially beautiful in the evening, because the branches of flowering trees are beautifully illuminated.

Meteorologists help to pay tribute to the tradition and not miss the holiday. Every spring, they give a forecast of the coming year's bloom time so people can prepare for Hanami and plan their holidays.

The use of wood

The Japanese do not just admire the national symbol, they have found a use for each part of the sakura. For example, it has its place in cooking:

  • The sour berries of some types of sakura are not very suitable for direct consumption. But on the other hand, they make excellent wine or dressing for rice, beloved in Japan.
  • The leaves and petals of the plant are salted, then the former are used as an edible shell of rice sweets, and the latter serve as a fragrant seasoning.
  • A plucked flower dipped in green tea blooms beautifully when it comes into contact with hot water. This effect is often used on holidays.

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But still, the main meaning of wood is decorative. On the street, you can plant several types of sakura together at once. Most often, this is exactly what they do, because it takes root well with its own kind. If you arrange the shoots in parallel rows, growing, they will intertwine the upper branches with each other and form an arch, and quickly falling flowers will create a semblance of a carpet of petals under your feet.

However, Japanese cherry blossoms cannot grow everywhere, they need a certain climate. If the changeable weather outside the window does not allow growing this type of tree in the garden, you can purchase it in a special store and plant an exact copy of sakura in miniature at home - bonsai. The home tree will be exactly the same as its prototype, but proportionally reduced. Its pink flowers will have a diameter of only a centimeter.

The young plant is pulled up slowly, and this process will be slowed down by the need to cut the roots and new shoots. Home tree care must be taken seriously. You need to choose the right pot of small depth and 15-20 cm in diameter. The plant needs to be cut off by a third of the rhizome every year, while it is better to transplant it. Fertilizers should be regularly added to the soil, and it is better to add organic components a month before planting sakura.

During planting, it is recommended to add nitrogen to the soil, and in summer, regularly add potassium and phosphorus, which will ensure the normal circulation of nutrients. You also need to ensure that the amount of humus in poorly fertilized soil is at the level of 8-12 grams per cubic decimeter. If enough fertilizer has been applied, you can limit yourself to 5 grams of humus. And unpleasant insects can start in the ground - caterpillars, wood lice or bark beetles . If this happens, you will have to treat the soil with insecticides as soon as possible. Otherwise, the plant may die.

As far as watering is concerned, a tree needs 100 ml of water per day in summer. In winter, you can water less often. Sakura should be placed in a well-lit area. Constant exposure to the shade will lead to the occurrence of diseases, such as powdery mildew. When placing a plant on a window on the sunny side, it is worth remembering that it does not tolerate drafts.

Thus, cherry blossoms of magical beauty can be admired not only in the places of its natural growth, but also at home. Of course, the latter option requires proper care, but the tree is worth it.

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