March 1, 2013

Jyugatsu-sakura (Prunus subhirtella Miq. var. autumnalis Makino) flowers in Tokei-ji

The pale pink flowers of Jyugatsu-sakura are blossoming inconspicuously on the the leafless branches arched across the narrow grove path.

"Jyugatsu-sakura" means "October sakura" and its flowers modestly blossom in October and April.

This flower can be seen throughout winter as a humble but precious flower in this cold gloomy season.

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