Spring is one of the most magical times of the year – especially when there are cherry blossoms! Late March to mid-April marks the blooming season for these pretty pink blossoms. It’s a beautiful sight to behold, with streets peppered with pale blush petals and a light floral fragrance lingering in the air. While there are no cherry blossoms in Singapore (aside from the ones in Gardens By The Bay), you can still experience the sakura season without travelling overseas. Check out the following sakura collection for 2023, ranging from cherry blossom cups to stationery and makeup, to indulge in all the spring vibes that you need!
What are cherry blossoms?
Popularly known as sakura in Japanese, cherry blossoms are delicate pink flowers that grow on cherry blossom trees. These trees are commonly found in Japan, China, South Korea and many other parts of Asia.
When do cherry blossoms bloom?
The exact timing for the blooming of cherry blossoms may differ from place to place and is largely dependent on the weather and temperature. In general, cherry blossom seasons usually begin from mid-March to early May. However, they reach peak bloom during the last week of March and the first week of April. The sakura flowers bloom for about a week, but the temporary sight is surely one to behold.
Do cherry blossoms symbolise something?
Like many flowers, cherry blossoms are undeniably pretty to look at. But what makes the sakura so special?
In Japan, cherry blossoms symbolise the arrival of spring and new beginnings. It also reflects the fragility of life. The blooming season of sakura is glorious but short-lived, usually lasting for only about two weeks. As such, sakura is regarded as a reminder for mindfulness and the importance of living in the present moment. To celebrate the spring season and commemorate life, the Japanese will gather under the cherry blossom trees (hanami) with their loved ones during this season, accompanied by various sakura-inspired food and beverages like sake and mochis!
Cherry blossoms also hold an elevated status in China, although for different reasons. The flowers are associated with feminine beauty and represent love. This makes the cherry blossom season exceptionally romantic for couples. If you’re thinking about expressing your love to someone special this spring, a gift from the following sakura collection for 2023 will do the trick!
Sakura collection 2023: Cherry blossom kitchen essentials
1. Daiso Korea Sakura Tall Glass
Similar to Japan and China, Korea is also big about the cherry blossom trend. Released for the spring collection, Daiso Korea launched the whimsical Sakura Tall Glass (available on NamsanbearOppa) with gradient pink petals. This sakura cup will be perfect for a beer with its taller design and make for an aesthetic tableware in your flat lay photos for Instagram!
2. Starbucks Singapore Sakura Collection 2023
We look forward to Starbucks’ sakura collection every spring, and this year is no exception! Co-created with Starbucks Korea, Singapore’s Sakura Collection of 2023 is nothing short of amazing. Themed after the colours of cherry blossoms, this sakura collection of 2023 has varying hues of pink and purple. Choose from 28 beautiful options such as the Cherry Blossom Petal Glass Cup, the Sakura Glass Cup or the Sakura Flowers Cold Cup (all available on Starbucks Official Store), that’ll have you spoiled for choice when choosing from their sakura collection of 2023.
3. Starbucks Japan Sakura Collection 2023
While we love the Starbucks Singapore sakura collection for 2023, we can’t forget about the OG place where these cherry blossoms bloom.
The latest Starbucks Japan Sakura Collection 2023 (available on Sakidori Japan) contains 20 items, including the ever so popular Starbucks sakura cups and tumblers. This year, the Starbucks sakura collection comes in a colour theme of pastel pink for a touch of soft romance. Our favourite has got to be the pink Starbucks cold cup that looks totally bejewelled – a perfect little companion for sipping on a cup of iced tea all day!
4. Table Matters Sakura Pink Collection
Love collecting cherry blossom inspired ceramics and tableware? We’re here to help add to your collection! The Table Matters Sakura Pink Collection (available on Table Matters Official Store) consists of plates and bowls with cute hand-painted sakura motifs. These earthenwares will surely add to the aesthetics of your Masterchef creations! Plus, they are microwave, oven and dishwasher safe and made of incredibly durable ceramic – a great addition to your kitchen. Psst, we also spy the Table Matters Sakura Ebony Bowl (available on Table Matters Official Store) for those who prefer darker themed tableware.
5. Corelle 4pc Sakura Soup Plate Set
The Corelle 4pc Sakura Soup Plate Set (available on OG Official e-Shop) is a must-have for your 2023 sakura collection – especially if you prefer minimalist designs. The plate design isn’t over the top, with dainty cherry blossom details framing its sides. This set also makes for a good housewarming gift. The sakura plates are created via Corelle’s unique sandwich construction technology which bonds three layers of Vitrelle glass together. This results in a lightweight yet highly durable piece which is resistant to breaking, chipping or cracking.
6. ARTBOX Korea Cherry Blossom Shiba Tumbler Water Bottle
Marrying the love for both cherry blossoms and doggos, the ARTBOX Korea Cherry Blossom Shiba Tumbler Water Bottle (available on ARTBOX OFFICIAL STORE) is simply too cute to pass on. Aesthetics aside, the sakura bottle proves to be practical with a choke-prevention filter within. This helps to prevent accidental spillage and can be useful for kids to prevent too much water from gushing into their mouths.
7. Sakura Cookie Cutters
If you’re baking some treats for a spring picnic, you will need these Sakura Cookie Cutters (available on CookingDay.sg). They come in a set of four with different intricate cherry blossom patterns to emboss stunning designs on your pastries. You can even use these sakura cutters to create cherry blossom shaped chocolates for bae!
Sakura collection 2023: Cherry blossom home essentials
8. Sakura Petal Cushion
Snuggle up with this fluffy mochi-like Sakura Petal Cushion (available on 41689868ppp1.sg) while you binge-watch your favourite Chinese dramas or animes! This cuddly cushion comes in three designs – pink, yellow and blue – to match your home interiors. There are also two sizes to choose from. We highly recommend getting the larger cushion for your sakura collection 2023 which scores higher in our huggability meter!
9. Disney Microluxe Cherry Blossom Bedsheet
Wake up amidst a field of cherry blossoms with the Disney Microluxe Cherry Blossom Bedsheet (available on Eurotex Official Store)! Joining you on this wonderful spring adventure is Pooh, who’s ready to dig into his jar of honey under a sakura tree. At 900-thread count, this high-quality bedsheet is silky smooth and comfortable to sleep on. The set even comes with a summer quilt which is perfect for warmer nights in Singapore.
10. Cherry Blossom Fairy String Lights
Bring the hanami to your home by hanging these Cherry Blossom Fairy String Lights (available on BuildingLife.sg) all around! They make for easy home decor for your garden, balcony or even in the bedroom. The sakura fairy lights span two metres with 20 LEDs. Aside from the battery pack, everything else is waterproof so you need not worry about the rain when you hang this fairy light outdoors. There’s no better way than this fairy light to brighten up your sakura collection of 2023!
11. Cherry Blossom Black And White Colour Splash Poster
The Cherry Blossom Black And White Colour Splash Poster (available on Poster Hub) will instantly brighten up your space at home. With this cherry blossom poster, you can now enjoy the breathtaking view of sakura flowers any time of the year. While there is the option to purchase the poster by itself, we suggest topping up for a frame so you can hang this masterpiece up as wall decor easily.
12. Cherry Blossom Wall Decal
There is no better way to usher in the springtime than to decorate your walls with these Cherry Blossom Wall Decals (available on fashionaltrip.sg). Depicting the sakura in full bloom, this cherry blossom wall decal can be easily attached to any smooth surfaces at home including ceramic tiles and glass. Be sure to eliminate dust and moisture from the surface before attaching the decal to ensure it adheres properly.
13. Flower Foam Hand Soap Dispenser
It’s always good to wash your hands frequently. So why not add a little fun to it? The Flower Foam Hand Soap Dispenser (available on Ossayi Official Store) pumps out soap in sakura shapes – washing hands has never been so fun! This is also a great way to encourage the kids to wash their hands often.
14. OMO Sakura Cherry Blossom Laundry Capsules
Your clothes deserve to bathe in the fragrance of cherry blossoms too. The OMO Cherry Blossom Laundry Capsules (available on The Ugly Company) is a worthy addition to your sakura collection in 2023. On top of the convenience, these laundry capsules are an efficient way to get rid of stubborn stains, bacteria, mites and more. But of course, we’re all here for the guest-of-honour. The sweet cherry blossom fragrance is a pure delight. You can probably skip out on those perfumes and body mists with these laundry capsules!
Sakura collection 2023: Cherry blossom stationery
15. ARTBOX Korea Cherry Blossom Index File Holder
Whether for school or work, the ARTBOX Korea Cherry Blossom Index File Holder (available on ARTBOX OFFICIAL STORE) will come in handy for sorting out your worksheets and documents. This cherry blossom file comes with five pockets so you can divide your worksheets according to their corresponding subjects. The index tabs are shaped prettily with cherry blossom petals so you can locate each pocket easily.
16. ARTBOX Korea Erasable Cherry Blossom Pen
Looking for a pretty pen to go along with your new Cherry Blossom Planner (available on DuruNaru.sg)? The ARTBOX Korea Erasable Cherry Blossom Pen (available on ARTBOX OFFICIAL STORE) will be right up your alley with its adorable cherry blossom-shaped clip on the nib. But what we love the most about this cherry blossom pen is its erasable ink. Simply erase any writing mistakes with the eraser at the back of the pen – no more worrying about writing errors or sloppy handwriting! We’re certain you will want multiple of these cherry blossom pen in your sakura collection 2023!
17. Deli Cherry Blossom Correction Tape
Correction supplies are essential in your pencil case so you can quickly edit your writing. Add the Deli Cherry Blossom Correction Tape (available on deli01.sg) to your sakura stationery collection 2023 to erase your mistakes in style! Unlike correction fluid pens, this correction tape requires no drying time and will not show up in your fax or photocopy results. However, do note that this correction tape is not refillable, so you may want to stock up on them in case you run out.
18. ARTBOX Korea Premium Cherry Blossom Stickers
There’s no way we’d leave out these cute ARTBOX Korea Premium Cherry Blossom Stickers (available on ARTBOX OFFICIAL STORE) in your sakura collection 2023! These stickers are all you need to spice up your planner spread this spring! The stickers come in cluster blooms, single petals as well as pale and vibrant cherry blossom flowers to add variation to your pages.
Sakura collection 2023: Cherry blossom accessories
19. Auroses Cherry Blossom Open Ring
Be it for Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day or a surprise gift to the special woman in your life, you will never go wrong with the Auroses Cherry Blossom Open Ring (available on Aurora Italia Official). This beautiful cherry blossom ring signifies the fleeting beauty of the sakura and acts as a gentle reminder to be appreciative and mindful every day. The ring comes in different sizes, so be sure to find our her finger dimensions before placing your order!
20. CHOW TAI FOOK Disney Cherry Blossom Minnie 999 Pure Gold Earring
The luxurious CHOW TAI FOOK Disney Cherry Blossom Minnie 999 Pure Gold Earring (available on Chow Tai Fook Official Store) makes for a great present for a baby shower. But if you’re both a Minnie fan and a sakura lover, we won’t expose you for wanting to keep this accessory for yourself! However, do note that this earring comes as a single piece and not a pair. This makes it more flexible for those with only one ear piercing. You can also mix and match this earring with other cute CHOW TAI FOOK designs to complete the set!
21. CLUE Sakura Necklace
No sakura collection of 2023 is complete without some bling. The CLUE Sakura Necklace (available on CLUE Official Store) is designed to resemble a branch of sakura flowers that sit stunningly below your collarbone. This gold-plated, hypoallergenic necklace is authenticated, meaning that the colour will never fade. So it’s a go-ahead if you love wearing necklaces all day, every day, even when you’re in the shower! And if you’re getting this as a gift for that special someone, why not spoil them with the Cherry Blossom Layering Bracelet (available on CLUE Official Store) that’ll complete the ensemble!
Sakura collection 2023: Cherry blossom beauty products
22. OGX Heavenly Hydration Cherry Blossom Set
Wear the fragrance of cherry blossoms with the OGX Heavenly Hydration Cherry Blossom Set (available on Johnson & Johnson Official Store). Packed with cherry blossom extract that’s rich in hydrating antioxidants, your locks will not only smell luscious but look like it too. The OGX shampoo and OGX conditioner also contains green tea that’ll add shine and volume to your mane. So add this OGX set to your sakura collection for a heavenly head of hair in 2023!
23. Lishan Horse Oil Skin Cream
For centuries, horse oil has been known for treating various skin conditions such as burns, cuts and eczema. It has anti-inflammatory properties and helps to fortify the skin barrier for a healthier complexion. The Lishan Horse Oil Skin Cream (available on CODIA Japan) is a highly recommended Japanese skincare product that contains horse placenta extract extracted from racehorses in Hokkaido. It contains a higher percentage of amino acids compared to pig placenta extract, boasting enhanced moisturising power for dry skin. We especially love the sakura fragrance that leaves a subtle floral scent when it dries off – how pleasant!
24. Innisfree Jeju Cherry Blossom Skin
Aside from Japanese skincare products, Korean skincare brands have also been incorporating cherry blossoms in their products. One of the most popular products to add to your sakura skincare collection in 2023 is the Innisfree Jeju Cherry Blossom Skin (available on Innisfree Official Store). Containing Jeju cherry blossom leaf extract, this hydrating toner enhances skin vitality and promotes brighter, clearer skin.
25. L’OCCITANE Cherry Blossom Hand Cream
Back to working in an air-conditioned office? Your hands must be feeling dry! It’s time to moisturise our palms with the L’OCCITANE Cherry Blossom Hand Cream (available on Strawberrynet SG Official Store) which features a non-greasy texture and an invigorating cherry blossom scent. Enriched with shea butter and cherry extract, this hand cream helps to intensely moisturise and protect your hands.
26. LUSH Sakura Bath Bomb
Pop the LUSH Sakura Bath Bomb (available on Lush Singapore Official Store) in the tub and enjoy a hot bath filled with calming floral fragrance! While this bath bomb will not turn your bath water a pretty sakura pink (it is almost colourless), its combination of mimosa, jasmine oil, lemon oil and orange flower scents takes your mind and body on a spring vacation.
27. Garnier Sakura Glow Radiance Night Cream
Wake up to cherry blossoms with the Garnier Sakura Glow Radiance Night Cream (available on Garnier SG Official Store). Known for its beauty, sakura flowers also contain extract that will make you look and feel beautiful too. These charming flowers hamper the production of toxins that can cause your skin to age. They also improve collagen synthesis that’ll improve your skin condition, giving you the most perfect complexion like no other. Just like in this Garnier cream, the sakura extract moisturises your skin, reduces the appearance of dark spots and brightens your complexion. Simply apply this on your face and neck, go to bed and wake up in the morning to fresh cherry blossoms when you add this Garnier cream to your sakura collection in 2023.
28. Dove Sakura Self-Foaming Cloud Foam
Love sakura scents? Unwind with a relaxing shower after a long day with the Dove Sakura Self-Foaming Cloud Foam (available on Unilever Official Store) that’ll fill your bathroom with a beautiful sakura fragrance! This Dove body soap pumps out as dense foam to deeply cleanse your pores and leave your skin feeling soft and supple. It also contains ceramide that will protect your natural skin barrier and increase moisture density. So there’s no reason why you should miss out on adding this body soap to your sakura collection in 2023!
Sakura collection 2023: Cherry blossom food and drinks
29. Starbucks Instant Cherry Blossom Strawberry Latte
Fiendish for both caffeine and cherry blossoms? You can’t forget to add the Starbucks Instant Cherry Blossom Strawberry Latte (available on Starbucks at Home Official Store) to your sakura collection in 2023. This Starbucks coffee is both robust and sweet. The taste of coffee is evident when the drink hits your tongue. But following right after is the sweet taste of strawberry and cherry blossoms. Despite the addition of delicious flavours, this Starbucks instant coffee isn’t overwhelmingly sweet, so it’s also perfect for those who don’t have that much of a sweet tooth!
30. OSULLOC Cherry Blossom Tea
Jeju is one of the best places to catch cherry blossoms. It is also the place for some of the best tea productions in the world. This explains the high quali-tea of the OSULLOC Cherry Blossom Tea (available on Tea from Jeju since 1979, OSULLOC). Made from Jeju’s cherry blossoms combined with sweet cherry and sour pineapple, this exotic fruity-flavoured tea is perfect for spring.
31. Lipton Sakura Tea
Prefer a richer tea flavour? The Lipton Sakura Tea (available on CODIA Japan) is a refreshing black tea with a hint of fragrant cherry blossom. Pair it with the sweet Sakura Mango Peach Cake (available on Divine Artisan Official Store) to balance out the bitterness. This makes for a great combination for a simple high tea at home.
Celebrate new beginnings with beautiful sakura collections in 2023
Experience the beauty of the cherry blossom season by growing your sakura collection in 2023! While we look forward to visiting Japan soon, you can still live the Japanese way of life in Singapore. Spend a day at these onsens in Singapore and treat yourself to some of the most affordable omakase restaurants. Then, toast to the beautiful season with some of the best Japanese whiskeys before you call it a day!\
This article was updated on 14 March 2023. Additional research done by Caryn Tan.