January 31, 2012

The buds of Mitsumata in Tokei-ji

Soon the flowers of Mitsumata (Edgeworthia chrysantha) will bloom splendidly as one of the first heralds of spring in Kita-kamakura.

In the intense cold of winter, its downy flower buds, which look like the small paws of silver kittens, are growing steadily for their blossoming.

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