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“Dead bodies are buried under the cherry trees.
You have to believe it. Otherwise, you couldn’t possibly explain the beauty of the cherry blossoms. I was restless, lately, because I couldn’t believe in this beauty. But I have now finally understood: dead bodies are buried under the cherry trees. You have to believe it.”
– Motojirō Kajii, opening of “Under the Cherry Trees” (a popular Japanese quote, especially the first sentence)

“Dead bodies are buried under the cherry trees.

You have to believe it. Otherwise, you couldn’t possibly explain the beauty of the cherry blossoms. I was restless, lately, because I couldn’t believe in this beauty. But I have now finally understood: dead bodies are buried under the cherry trees. You have to believe it.”

– Motojirō Kajii, opening of “Under the Cherry Trees” (a popular Japanese quote, especially the first sentence)