October 14, 2011

Higanbana (Lycoris radiata) flowers in Kencho-ji

The Higanbana flowers, which are lit up by the afternoon sun shining into the bush, are glittering like deep crimson flames.

The clear and soft sunlight peculiar to early autumn can work magic on the gardens of Zen to reveal the essential beauty of this world.

Before long, leaves of trees will begin to take on vivid autumnal reds and yellows. The crimson of these flowers may be the advance notice of the coming season of these brilliant tints.

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