Yoshino cherry (Someiyoshino in Japanese) was produced in Edo, now called Tokyo, in Edo era, in the middle of 19th century. The gardeners in Somei village in Edo generated it from the wild cherry in Mt. Yoshino in Nara prefecture. "Someiyoshino" was named by the connection of "Somei" and "Yoshino". That is to say, yoshino cherry is not wild and has not self-proliferating ability and human help is required to reproduce itself.
Dogo park is one of the tourist attractions in my hometown. Yoshino cherries in the park are well-known for its beauty. Those cherries were planted just after the Greater East Asian War to solace people, but now 70 years after the war, those cherries started to perish.
Today, my Lions Club planted newly four cherry trees in the park with several junior high school students. I don't know when they will bloom, but I hope they will entertain our descendants next several decades. At the same time, this planting will become good memory for the students.
Yoshino cherry ソメイヨシノ
solace /sa:lɪs [U] (悲しみ・失望の際の) 慰め；慰める
find/seek solace in sth ＜…＞に慰めを見いだす［求める］