FROM THE GARDEN OF ZEN
My photographic notes about the four seasons in Kamakura or the gardens of Zen
January 27, 2013
Robai (Chimonanthus praecox) flowers in Engaku-ji
In the nearly colorless garden covered with lingering snow, the vivid yellow flowers of Robai are in full bloom and are diffusing an enticing pleasant aroma into the frosty air.
Robai begins to bloom early in January and comforts us with its noble and fragrant flowers in this flowerless season.
The name "Robai" comes from the figure of its flower which appears to be made of beeswax and resembles the flower of Ume (Japanese apricot).
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