FROM THE GARDEN OF ZEN
My photographic notes about the four seasons in Kamakura or the gardens of Zen
June 7, 2010
Yama-hotarubukuro (Campanula punctata) flowers in Jochi-ji temple
The Japanese name of "Yama-hotarubukuro" means "a mountain firefly-pouch."
It is said that, in the old days, a glowing firefly was caught and put into this pouch-like flower and children played with this flower as a toy paper lantern in the evening.
Every evening at this time of year, I can see many fireflies floating around winking their faint white light as a sign of deepening summer in the narrow streams of Kita-kamakura.
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