July 2, 2017
Like the transient twinkles of dewdrops in the clear morning sun, flowers bloom fleetingly and soon fall without any attachment.
The true nature of a flower, which always impresses me profoundly, consists of this transience.
A flower vanishes like a bubble on the water, which makes me notice the meaning of existence and the preciousness of non-attachment.
Every living thing is destined to occur and pass like the momentary haze of heated air.
The exquisite colors of Ajisai flowers are generated and changed by the subtle chemistry between the abundant water of rain and the violet pigments of these flowers.
In our Buddhist culture, every flower implies the merciful words of Buddha which save the suffering soul of every living thing.
The rainy season ends soon and the long blistering summer arrives here to brighten up our world vividly.
June 16, 2017
In the mild sunlight of early afternoon, the dainty flowers of waterlily have already awaked from their sleep and are in bloom gently on the quiet surface of the pond.
Until its short life ends, a waterlily flower opens in the bright morning sun and closes in the dim light of late afternoon.
Like a beautiful illusion of life, every flower blooms dedicatedly and too soon vanishes away secretly before our eyes.
(In homage to Claude Monet)
Just before the long rainy season, the moist air of June causes the violet tiny flowers of Iwa-tabako to bloom with one accord.
Like innocent flower sprites in the shady grove, these fragile pentagram flowers appear from the shadow of the thick green leaves which cling on the moss-covered rock surfaces.
They bloom earnestly to carry out their noble mission of life and then quickly fall to the ground with no regrets.
May 21, 2017
A flower chases the sun to shine radiantly for its best fertility.
In the bright warm sun, I sense that every green plant is swaying lightly in an absolute ecstasy of joy.
As one of the treasured embodiments of spring, the exquisite flowers of Shaga are reigning over the gardens of Kita-kamakura with their brilliant silvery whiteness.
The green sword-shaped leaves and dainty violet flowers of Kakitubata are reflecting themselves in the calm pond.
In the quiet passage of spring, the precious glimpses of life are revealed to me inconspicuously in this way.
After a long time, this year is a very good year for the flowers of Haku-un-boku (white cloud tree).
The numberless clusters of white flowers are hanging down from the branches on which the fresh green leaves are trembling in the breeze.
April 26, 2017
Against the deep green shade of the grove, the full-blown blossoms of Kaido are shining brilliantly in the warm spring sunlight.
After reviving from long winter quietness, trees and plants have just done everything in their power to bear splendid flowers and fresh green leaves.
March 30, 2017
In the peaceful garden of Engaku-ji temple, in every March, this large tree of Haku-mokuren (white magnolia) bears countless white flowers high up in the air to glorify the arrival of spring.
On the still leafless branches, right beside these flowers, innumerable leaf-buds are coming out one after another to prepare the seasons of vigorous growth.