August 31, 2012

A bamboo grove in Eisho-ji

The glossy summer leaves of Iwatabako are closely covering the shady rock surface at the end of the dense bamboo grove.

These dark green leaves are dimly glistening like the solid scales of a green dragon which is in hiding secretly in this shadowy grove.

Next May, the small pentagram-shaped flowers of Iwatabako will emerge from behind these leaves one after another to reveal the beginning of new early summer.

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