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Glyph for U+1F338
Source: Noto Emoji

U+1F338 Cherry Blossom

U+1F338 was added in Unicode version 6.0 in 2010. It belongs to the block U+1F300 to U+1F5FF Miscellaneous Symbols and Pictographs in the U+10000 to U+1FFFF Supplementary Multilingual Plane.

This character is a Other Symbol and is commonly used, that is, in no specific script.

The glyph is not a composition. Its East Asian Width is wide. In bidirectional text it acts as Other Neutral. When changing direction it is not mirrored. U+1F338 offers a line break opportunity at its position, except in some numeric contexts.

The CLDR project calls this character “cherry blossom” for use in screen reading software. It assigns these additional labels, e.g. for search in emoji pickers: blossom, cherry, flower.

This character is designated as an emoji. It will be rendered as colorful emoji on conforming platforms. To reduce it to a monochrome character, you can combine it with Glyph for U+FE0E Variation Selector-15: 🌸︎ See the Emojipedia for more details on this character’s emoji properties.

The Wikipedia has the following information about this codepoint:

The cherry blossom, or sakura, is the flower of trees in Prunus subgenus Cerasus. "Sakura" usually refers to flowers of ornamental cherry trees, such as cultivars of Prunus serrulata, not trees grown for their fruit: 14–18  (although these also have blossoms). Cherry blossoms have been described as having a vanilla-like smell, which is mainly attributed to coumarin.

Wild species of cherry tree are widely distributed, mainly in the Northern Hemisphere. They are common in East Asia, especially in Japan, where they have been cultivated, producing many varieties.: 40–42, 160–161 

Most of the ornamental cherry trees planted in parks and other places for viewing are cultivars developed for ornamental purposes from various wild species. In order to create a cultivar suitable for viewing, a wild species with characteristics suitable for viewing is needed. Prunus speciosa (Oshima cherry), which is endemic to Japan, produces many large flowers, is fragrant, easily mutates into double flowers and grows rapidly. As a result, various cultivars, known as the Cerasus Sato-zakura Group, have been produced since the 14th century and continue to contribute greatly to the development of hanami (flower viewing) culture.: 27, 89–91 : 160–161  From the modern period, cultivars are mainly propagated by grafting, which quickly produces cherry trees with the same genetic characteristics as the original individuals, and which are excellent to look at.: 89–91 

The Japanese word sakura (桜 or 櫻; さくら or サクラ) can mean either the tree or its flowers (see 桜). The cherry blossom is considered the national flower of Japan, and is central to the custom of hanami.

Sakura trees are often called Japanese cherry in English. (This is also a common name for Prunus serrulata.) The cultivation of ornamental cherry trees began to spread in Europe and the United States in the early 20th century, particularly after Japan presented trees to the United States as a token of friendship in 1912.: 119–123  British plant collector Collingwood Ingram conducted important studies of Japanese cherry trees after the First World War.


System Representation
Nº 127800
UTF-8 F0 9F 8C B8
UTF-16 D8 3C DF 38
UTF-32 00 01 F3 38
URL-Quoted %F0%9F%8C%B8
HTML hex reference 🌸
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake 🌸


Complete Record

Property Value
Age (age) 6.0 (2010)
Unicode Name (na) CHERRY BLOSSOM
Unicode 1 Name (na1) —
Block (blk) Miscellaneous Symbols and Arrows
General Category (gc) Other Symbol
Script (sc) Common
Bidirectional Category (bc) Other Neutral
Combining Class (ccc) Not Reordered
Decomposition Type (dt) none
Decomposition Mapping (dm) Glyph for U+1F338 Cherry Blossom
Lowercase (Lower) ✘
Simple Lowercase Mapping (slc) Glyph for U+1F338 Cherry Blossom
Lowercase Mapping (lc) Glyph for U+1F338 Cherry Blossom
Uppercase (Upper) ✘
Simple Uppercase Mapping (suc) Glyph for U+1F338 Cherry Blossom
Uppercase Mapping (uc) Glyph for U+1F338 Cherry Blossom
Simple Titlecase Mapping (stc) Glyph for U+1F338 Cherry Blossom
Titlecase Mapping (tc) Glyph for U+1F338 Cherry Blossom
Case Folding (cf) Glyph for U+1F338 Cherry Blossom
ASCII Hex Digit (AHex) ✘
Alphabetic (Alpha) ✘
Bidi Control (Bidi_C) ✘
Bidi Mirrored (Bidi_M) ✘
Composition Exclusion (CE) ✘
Case Ignorable (CI) ✘
Changes When Casefolded (CWCF) ✘
Changes When Casemapped (CWCM) ✘
Changes When NFKC Casefolded (CWKCF) ✘
Changes When Lowercased (CWL) ✘
Changes When Titlecased (CWT) ✘
Changes When Uppercased (CWU) ✘
Cased (Cased) ✘
Full Composition Exclusion (Comp_Ex) ✘
Default Ignorable Code Point (DI) ✘
Dash (Dash) ✘
Deprecated (Dep) ✘
Diacritic (Dia) ✘
Emoji Modifier Base (EBase) ✘
Emoji Component (EComp) ✘
Emoji Modifier (EMod) ✘
Emoji Presentation (EPres) ✔
Emoji (Emoji) ✔
Extender (Ext) ✘
Extended Pictographic (ExtPict) ✔
FC NFKC Closure (FC_NFKC) Glyph for U+1F338 Cherry Blossom
Grapheme Cluster Break (GCB) Any
Grapheme Base (Gr_Base) ✔
Grapheme Extend (Gr_Ext) ✘
Grapheme Link (Gr_Link) ✘
Hex Digit (Hex) ✘
Hyphen (Hyphen) ✘
ID Continue (IDC) ✘
ID Start (IDS) ✘
IDS Binary Operator (IDSB) ✘
IDS Trinary Operator and (IDST) ✘
ID_Compat_Math_Continue (ID_Compat_Math_Continue) 0
ID_Compat_Math_Start (ID_Compat_Math_Start) 0
Ideographic (Ideo) ✘
InCB (InCB) None
Indic Mantra Category (InMC) —
Indic Positional Category (InPC) NA
Indic Syllabic Category (InSC) Other
Jamo Short Name (JSN) —
Join Control (Join_C) ✘
Logical Order Exception (LOE) ✘
Math (Math) ✘
Noncharacter Code Point (NChar) ✘
NFC Quick Check (NFC_QC) Yes
NFD Quick Check (NFD_QC) Yes
NFKC Casefold (NFKC_CF) Glyph for U+1F338 Cherry Blossom
NFKC Quick Check (NFKC_QC) Yes
NFKC_SCF (NFKC_SCF) Glyph for U+1F338 Cherry Blossom
NFKD Quick Check (NFKD_QC) Yes
Other Alphabetic (OAlpha) ✘
Other Default Ignorable Code Point (ODI) ✘
Other Grapheme Extend (OGr_Ext) ✘
Other ID Continue (OIDC) ✘
Other ID Start (OIDS) ✘
Other Lowercase (OLower) ✘
Other Math (OMath) ✘
Other Uppercase (OUpper) ✘
Prepended Concatenation Mark (PCM) ✘
Pattern Syntax (Pat_Syn) ✘
Pattern White Space (Pat_WS) ✘
Quotation Mark (QMark) ✘
Regional Indicator (RI) ✘
Radical (Radical) ✘
Sentence Break (SB) Other
Soft Dotted (SD) ✘
Sentence Terminal (STerm) ✘
Terminal Punctuation (Term) ✘
Unified Ideograph (UIdeo) ✘
Variation Selector (VS) ✘
Word Break (WB) Other
White Space (WSpace) ✘
XID Continue (XIDC) ✘
XID Start (XIDS) ✘
Expands On NFC (XO_NFC) ✘
Expands On NFD (XO_NFD) ✘
Expands On NFKC (XO_NFKC) ✘
Expands On NFKD (XO_NFKD) ✘
Bidi Paired Bracket (bpb) Glyph for U+1F338 Cherry Blossom
Bidi Paired Bracket Type (bpt) None
East Asian Width (ea) wide
Hangul Syllable Type (hst) Not Applicable
ISO 10646 Comment (isc) —
Joining Group (jg) No_Joining_Group
Joining Type (jt) Non Joining
Line Break (lb) Ideographic
Numeric Type (nt) none
Numeric Value (nv) not a number
Simple Case Folding (scf) Glyph for U+1F338 Cherry Blossom
Script Extension (scx)
Vertical Orientation (vo) U