START WITH ART: Blossoming Cherry Trees

START WITH ART: Blossoming Cherry Trees

This takes us less than five minutes each morning and tends to be re-visited later in the day at the dinner table or during our evening reading sessions. 

Here's how to #STARTWITHART:

Step one: Take a look at the artwork below

Step two: Read the questions below the picture of the art to the students/children in your life

Step three: See how starting your day with art can ignite creativity and critical thinking! 

It's that easy!

Title:  Blossoming Cherry Trees

Artist: Kano Sanraku 狩野山楽

Date: 15th century

Medium: Gold, ink, and tint on paper

Dimensions: 132 x 154.3 cm

Start with Art Questions:

  • The cherry blossom, or sakura, is considered the national flower of Japan. It is widely celebrated and holds a prominent position in Japanese culture. How does the artist show the significance of the cherry blossom? 
  • What do you think the flowers might symbolize? 
  • "Hanami" is the many centuries-old practice of holding feasts or parties under blooming sakura tree. What do you imagine such a party would be like? Would you like to attend? 

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