里山の風景・桜と棚田
Satoyama landscape of paddy field and cherry tree

桜(ソメイヨシノ)
Prunus × yedoensis
Cherry blossom
  
Satoyama landscape of paddy field in Manotaniguchi,Japan."Satoyama (里山) is a Japanese term applied to the border zone or area between mountain foothills and arable flat land. Literally, sato (里) means arable and livable land or home land, and yama (山) means mountain. Satoyama, which have been developed through centuries of small scale agricultural and forestry use, also promise biodiversity if properly maintained by human activities."(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satoyama)