Ume: Lessons from a Plum Blossom

ume - lessons from a plum blossom

In Japan, ume (plum) is associated with hope and longevity. It’s the first tree to bloom amid winter’s lingering chill and has the longest lifespan of all fruit trees. Ume heralds the coming of spring with delicate flowers of white, pink and red. Their fragrance sweetens the cold air. Ume Matsuri (plum festivals) are held […]