Scottish Country Dance InstructionYAEZAKURA (Double Cherry Blossoms) (S4x32) 4C Taeko Tamura, Saitama 10th Anniversary Collection
1- 8 1s+2s, 3s+4s set and dance RH across. 1s cast, 2s dance up, 4s cast up and 3s dance down. 2143
9-12 1L+2M Allemande Right (Advance, take RH, Lady dances under Man's arm and out to place as Man retires) while 4L+3M Allemande Left and 1M, 2L, 4M and 3L set twice
13-16 1M+2L Allemande Left while 4M+3L Allemande Right and 1L, 2M, 3M and 4L set twice. 2143
17-24 Reels of 4 on sides. 1s and 4s face each other on sides
25-28 1s+4s set on sides and change places LH. 2413
29-322s+4s also 1s+3s circle 4H round to Left
(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)
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Dance InformationYaezakura Is Japanese For Double Cherry Blossoms.
Saitama Prefecture is listed as having 3 of Japan's Top 100 Cherry Blossom Spots, in Kumagaya Sakuratsutsumi, Omiya Park Saitama and Nagatoro.
In the middle of spring, after Someiyoshino, the most popular single petal cherry blossoms are over, Yaezakura, double petalled cherry blossoms start to bloom with their gorgeous pink flowers.
Yaezakura is also the word used to describe the final moments in salt production (because the bubbling salt resembles double cherry blossoms) in the Agehama style of salt making, as has been practised in Noto Peninsula in Ishikawa Prefecture for over 500 years.
Yaezakura, Double Cherry Blossoms
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