My photographic notes about the four seasons in Kamakura or the gardens of Zen
April 21, 2013
Tsubaki (Camellia japonica) flowers in Engaku-ji
This kind of Tsubaki is usually called "Kamakura Shibori."
The word "Shibori" of this name originates in the traditional tie-dyeing of fabric and stands for a tie-dyeing-like spotted pattern on a flower petal.
Like cute little girls wearing flowery tie-dyed kimonos, these gorgeous bicolored flowers are lending an innocent and cheerful charm to the bright but quiet garden of spring.