April 12, 2011

Sakura (Prunus × yedoensis) blossoms in Engaku-ji

Here in Kita-kamakura, Sakura blossoms are almost at their best now.

Sakura trees secretly prepare their brilliant blossoming in the harsh coldness of winter. The colder and longer winter is, the more their blossoms are magnificent and flourishing in spring.

In the garden of Zen, the stories of nature silently told by the living things wake us to the truth and elegance of the universe.

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