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IN BLOOM

ENVIRONMENT / IN BLOOM
Apr 19, 2001
Yae-zakura (Double cherry blossom)
"As for cherry blossoms, the single-petaled variety is preferable. The double-cherry trees formerly grew only at the capital in Nara, but lately they seem to have become common everywhere. The cherry blossoms of Yoshino and the 'left guard' tree of the palace are all single. The double-petaled cherry...
ENVIRONMENT / IN BLOOM
Apr 12, 2001
Yamabuki (Kerria japonica)
Murasaki had prepared the floral offerings. She chose eight of her prettiest little girls to deliver them, dressing four as birds and four as butterflies. The birds brought cherry blossoms in silver vases, the butterflies yamabuki in gold.

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Things may look perfect to the outside world, but today's mom is fine with some imperfection at home.
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