FROM THE GARDEN OF ZEN
My photographic notes about Kamakura or the gardens of Zen
April 26, 2011
Shaga (Iris japonica) flowers in Kencho-ji
In every April, one after another the little butterfly-like flowers of Shaga bloom everywhere in Kita-kamakura and let us know that our long-awaited springtime has arrived here at last.
The name "Shaga" means the wooden folding fan which is used in the Imperial Court. This flower is also called Kocho-bana, which means a butterfly flower.
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