May 21, 2013

Hakuunboku (Styrax obassia) flowers in Jochi-ji

In the mild afternoon sun, the white flower clusters of Haku-un-boku are floating on the balmy breeze and emitting a fragrant soothing aroma into the air.

The name "Haku-un-boku" means "white cloud tree." The flowering season of these cloud-like flowers is only a week or so.

Like fleecy clouds drifting across the sky, these flowers fade away swiftly in the flow of time.

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