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Koshi-zakura or a cherry tree of dutiful son


Then in a cold morning with a light snow scattering around, not knowing if the heart of the dutiful son moved a god, they found, when they opened a door, cherry blossoms splendidly blooming, backed by the mountains of Kogashi covered by a blanket of snow.
And there was a fragrance of a light cherry tree in the pure white world and it brought spring to the heart of the ill father .Afterwards, people called this cherry tree Koshi-zakura and took a good care of it for a long time. Still in the center of a school ground of Shiroyama West Elementary School, its beautiful blossoms soothe our soul every year.