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.

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