Bunga Sakura Ada Di Pulau Sumba ( There Is Sakura flower In Sumba Island )


Siapa bilang bunga sakura hanya ada di Jepang saja. Mendengar kata Negara Jepang, sudah pasti semua orang mengenal negara ini meski belum pernah mengunjunginya. Dan ada sesuatu yang memang telah menjadi ciri khas dari negara ini. Ya, bunga Sakura misalnya. Bunga Sakura di Jepang akan mekar setiap musim semi datang, dan seakan memberikan keindahan tersendiri di Jepang. Bahkan sekarang ini ada perayaan yang disebut dengan “Hanami”, di mana masyarakat akan berjalan-jalan di taman bunga Sakura dan duduk sambil piknik di bawahnya.

Who says that Sakura only available in Japan. Hearing the word Japan, sure everyone knows this country though has never visited. And there is something that has become the hallmark of this country. Yes, Sakura flowers for instance. Sakura Japanese flower will bloom every spring came, and seemed to give its own beauty in Japan. Even today there is a celebration called “Hanami”, where people will walk in the flower garden of Sakura and sat picnic underneath.

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Hanami (花見?, melihat bunga) atau ohanami adalah tradisi Jepang dalam menikmati keindahan bunga, khususnya bunga sakura. Mekarnya bunga sakura merupakan lambang kebahagiaan telah tibanya musim semi. Selain itu, hanami juga berarti piknik dengan menggelar tikar untuk pesta makan-makan di bawah pohon sakura. Pohon sakura mekar di Jepang dari akhir Maret hingga awal April (kecuali di Okinawa dan Hokkaido). Prakiraan pergerakan mekarnya bunga sakura disebut garis depan bunga sakura (sakurazensen). Prakiraan ini dikeluarkan oleh direktorat meteorologi dan berbagai badan yang berurusan dengan cuaca. Saat melakukan hanami adalah ketika semua pohon sakura yang ada di suatu tempat bunganya sudah mekar semua. (Sumber Wikipedia)

Hanami (花見, lit. “flower viewing”) is the Japanese traditional custom of enjoying the transient beauty of flowers, flowers (“hana”) in this case almost always referring to those of the cherry (“sakura”) or, less often, plum (“ume”) trees. From the end of March to early May, sakura bloom all over Japan, and around the first of February on the island of Okinawa. The blossom forecast (桜前線 sakura-zensen, literally cherry blossom front) is announced each year by the weather bureau, and is watched carefully by those planninghanami as the blossoms only last a week or two. In modern-day Japan, hanami mostly consists of having an outdoor party beneath the sakura during daytime or at night. In some contexts the Sino-Japanese term kan’ō (観桜, view-cherry) is used instead, particularly for festivals. Hanami at night is called yozakura (夜桜, literally night sakura). In many places such as Ueno Park temporary paper lanternsare hung for the purpose of yozakura. On the island of Okinawa, decorative electric lanterns are hung in the trees for evening enjoyment, such as on the trees ascending Mt. Yae, near Motobu Town, or at the Nakijin Castle. A more ancient form of hanami also exists in Japan, which is enjoying the plum blossoms (梅 ume) instead, which is narrowly referred to as umemi (梅見, plum-viewing). This kind of hanami is popular among older people, because they are calmer than the sakura parties, which usually involve younger people and can sometimes be very crowded and noisy. (Source Wikipedia)

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Namun entah kenapa pohon bunga sakura ini juga ada di Pulau Sumba?. Pohon ini memberikan aroma wangi namun hanya pada saat – saat tertentu saja, maksudnya bau wanginya kadang muncul dan kadang hilang. Dan mungkin saja tidak ada yang memperhatikan bunga sakura ini sehingga keberdaannya berbeda dengan bunga sakura di Negara Jepang. Di Sumba sepertinya tanaman ini tumbuh bersama semak belukar lainnya. Saya sangat beruntung seorang teman menunjukan akan keberadaan pohon ini di Sumba, setidaknya dapat melihat langsung dan mencium bunganya yang indah.

Yet somehow, this Sakura tree also found in the island of Sumba ?. A tree that gives fragrance scent, but at certain times only, meaning the fragrance smells sometimes seem and sometimes disappear. And maybe no one noticed this Sakura Tree here in Sumba, further more its existence is different with the Sakura trees in Japan. In Sumba seems this plant grows along with other shrubs. I was very fortunate when a friend of mind  indicate the presence of this tree in Sumba, at least I am able to see directly and smelt beautiful of its flowers.

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Seorang anak yang pintar, hidupnya akan menjadi kurang beruntung dibandingkan dengan anak-anak pintar lainnya tergantung tempat dimana anak – anak itu tumbuh dan berkembang. Sama halnya dengan bunga Sakura ini. Namun saya bangga akhirnya Bunga Sakura tidak hanya tumbuh di Jepang Saja.

A smart kid, his life would be disadvantaged compared with other smart kids depending on the place where the child grows and develops. Similarly to this Sakura flowers. But I am proud to know that finally Sakura is not only growing in Japan only.

 

 

 

Article and Photo by Ketut Rudi

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