08 Apr 2020 Cherry Blossoms in Full Bloom around Soka Gakkai Headquarters
This lovely video, produced by the Seikyo Shimbun and published on 6 April via Seikyo Online, features the beautiful cherry blossoms in full bloom around the Soka Gakkai Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, this April. (Video credit: Seikyo Shimbun, 6 April 2020)
Amid these difficult times of the COVID-19 pandemic, let us not lose heart, and be confident that the darkest winter will definitely turn to spring. Let’s stay home and stay positive during this circuit breaker period.
The following is excerpts from the poem “Falling Cherry Blossoms” that SGI President Ikeda has written on seeing the cherry trees blossoming amid the burned-out ruins of war.
The disaster of war
Against the blue sky
… … …
O fallen cherry blossom
Blossoms that remain!
In stormy profusion
… … …
(New Human Revolution Vol 1, “Light of Compassion” Chapter)