Today I would like to introduce a wonderful and heartwarming picture book, “Sakura”. This story, starring the cherry blossoms that herald the coming of spring, reminds us of the beauty of nature and the changing of the seasons.

¥1,210 (2024/04/10 00:02時点 | Amazon調べ)

Basic Information

  • Title: Sakura
  • Author: Yoko Koga
  • Illustrator: Yoko Koga
  • Year of Publication: 2022
  • Publisher: Dainippon Books
  • Age Range: Toddlers and up


“Sakura” is a picture book that describes the fluffy petals of cherry blossoms in gentle language. Through this book, readers can feel the beautiful process of cherry blossoms coming into full bloom and the arrival of spring. The story will make readers feel relaxed.


The most distinctive feature of “Sakura” is its beautiful illustrations. The petals of cherry blossoms drawn by Yoko Koga look as if they are really there. Each time you turn the page, you will feel the warmth and fresh air of spring. The simple and heartwarming language is one of the reasons why this book is popular among people of all ages, from small children to adults.

Discover and Learn

From this picture book, we can learn about the beauty of nature and the importance of sensing the changing seasons. The brief period when cherry blossoms bloom is a precious time that teaches us the beauty and transience of a moment. You will also discover the pleasure of observing things closely. You may be able to look at each cherry blossom and find differences in color and shape.

Recommended Readers

“Sakura” is the perfect picture book for those who love spring and nature. It is also recommended for parents and children who want to read it together and feel the coming of spring; reading it to babies as young as 0 years old will provide comfort through the rhythm of the words and beautiful illustrations.


“Sakura” is a picture book about cherry blossoms that herald the arrival of spring. The warm illustrations and gentle words by Yoko Koga make you feel the beauty and transience of nature. Read this book when you want to feel spring or when you want to calm your mind. Reading the book together with parents and children will make the experience even more special.


I am a mother of one child with a love of picture books! The time I spend reading picture books with my child is a treasure for me. In this blog, I introduce picture books that have left a deep impression on me and share the charm of stories that nurture children's imagination and sensitivity, and also inspire us adults to learn and be moved by them. I aim to create a place where readers can connect and empathize with each other through picture books. Thank you!

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