My photographic notes about the four seasons in Kamakura or the gardens of Zen
May 19, 2011
Kodemari (Spiraea cantoniensis) flowers in Jochi-ji
"Kodemari" means a small toy handball for use by little girls.
Small white flowers (about 1cm in diameter) bloom in cascades of spherical flower clusters. Because of such adorable and elegant appearance, Kodemari flowers are often displayed as typical seasonal flowers in the tea ceremonies of this season.