Court lady of the Kamakura Period (1185-1333) , Japan. Scan from book “The History of Women’s Costume in Japan.” Scanned by Lumikettu of Flickr. Japanese costume many centuries ago…recreation accomplished in Kyoto during the 1930’s
Citation about Sakura (Cherry blossoms) from Nihon Shoki (The Chronicles of Japan - second oldest book of classical Japanese history, in 720) "Tenno Emperor riding a boat at the pond. Sakura petals falling to his sake cup."