"Hana", a nose, an edge mean the only tip in Japanese.
Because a flower reaches the tip of the trees and plants, we say "Hana". Speaking of a Japanese flower, it is a cherry tree. "Sakura"
However, after this was the Edo era.
For an old days, a flower of the plum"Ume" which bloomed very first was a flower for a Japanese in spring. I think, many people did not know Inazo Nitobe. Till his portrait is printed by a five thousand yen bill. I am the one, too. He was born in the Edo era. And he played an active part in the Meiji era. He took English education from 9 years old. His wife was American. It is to be surprised a little.Probably the one where he thought in English than Japanese may have been simple.
It is still wide, and a book written in an English sentence of "the Bushi-do" that he published in 1900 is read so that world people can stream down Japan and a Japanese.
Tom Cruise seems to have read like "the Bible" many times. However, does a Japanese only for which know this book?
The opportunity when he wrote this book, a Belgian asked him. "Does not Japan have religion? What is a mental prop?"
Like its symbolic flower, after it is blown to the four winds,
it will still bless mankind with the perfume with which it will enrich life.
From "bushi-do The Soul of Japan"
Of course a flower means a cherry tree. In the days of a thing of his parent "a flower a cherry tree, a person samurai" He introduced it into the world as a Japanese heart.