The symbol of samurais is the cherry blossom.
The ambition of a samurai is to die at the peak of his splendour, in the course of a battle, and before ageing.
We don’t see this flower withering,because before this happens it flies away in the wind.
Hamami in Japanese means to observe the beauty of flowers.
As this beauty is short lived, the portrait allows us to keep it for ever,and extend into eternity this ephemeral moment.