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The Blooming Cherry Blossoms In Japan Look Downright Magical

Time to book a flight.

Of the many signs of spring, blooming cherry blossom trees are by far the most beautiful.

People rush to Washington, D.C. in droves to see the fleeting blooms there -- they last just about 10 days -- thanks to a gift of 3,000 trees from Japan in 1912.

A last-minute trip to Japan to see the original trees probably isn't in the cards for many of us. Luckily, photographer Hidenobu Suzuki has provided an absolutely stunning look at the blossoms currently popping up all over Japan.

For example, plum color by Hidenobu Suzuki on 500px.com

Suzuki shows the blossoms in all their colorful glory as well as some other mystical-looking images that will have you planning a trip next year to see them yourself.

Plum tree on the stone wall by Hidenobu Suzuki on 500px.com

In the dream(夢の中で) by Hidenobu Suzuki on 500px.com

Swoon.

Ahead of sorrow by Hidenobu Suzuki on 500px.com

sign of spring (Change of heart) by Hidenobu Suzuki on 500px.com

Suzuki isn't the only photographer basking in the cherry blossom glory. Many people have taken to social media to share pretty photos of their own.

Be sure to check out more of Suzuki's work, and excuse us while we gawk at all the beautiful, dreamy springtime glory.

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