October 30, 2013

Jyugatsu-sakura (October cherry): Engaku-ji

A Jyugatsu-sakura (Prunus × subhirtella cv. Autumnalisblooms) tree blossoms twice a year. "Jyugatsu-sakura" means "a cherry tree which blossoms in October."

One-third of the buds of this tree usually come into blossom from about October and the remaining buds bloom in the next spring. The October flowers are said to be somewhat smaller than the flowers of spring.

It was a my great pleasure to again see these delicate and elegant flowers of sakura under such a crystal autumn sky.

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