August 4, 2012
Sacred lotus flower and buds in Kencho-ji
The bright pink flower of sacred lotus is blooming nobly before the Chinese-style gate with gilded ornaments.
The glaring sun of midsummer is fully bathing everything to clearly show the beauty of this world.
In Buddhistic thought, the flower of sacred lotus symbolizes the supreme wisdom and mercy of Buddha because this flower emerges from muddy water to burst magnificently without any impureness.
The height of summer has just arrived here to bring us the full splendor and fragrance of majestic lotus flowers.