July 15, 2014

A sacred lotus flower: Tsurugaoka-hachimangu

The gloomy rainy season is approaching to its end steadily. The seasons are changing ceaselessly like an unending stream of water.

The flowers of Ajisai, which once adorned every gardens of Kita-kamakura with their quiet but elegant beauty, have already been past their prime and are on the gradual decline in the sun glowing brighter day after day.

The graceful flowers of sacred lotus, which are the fragrant manifestation of high summer, are beginning to bloom above the smooth water surface of ponds as if to eagerly await the arrival of their summer.

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