November 5, 2009
White Sazanka (Camellia sasanqua) flowers in Engaku-ji temple
A humble but beautiful "Kake-hana-ire" (hanging flower container) is hanged on the wall of "Kyudojo" (the training hall of Japanese archery) which is adjoining "Keisho-an" hut of this temple. Two white Sazanka flowers are inartificially placed in this Kake-hana-ire.
These two Sazanka flowers are displayed in order to symbolize the current season on the basis of the manners of Japanese tea ceremony.
This Kake-hana-ire seems to be hand-cafted with use of an old broken bow and a bamboo pipe.