Tenjinsama no Hosoba no Old Camellia

While the camellia trees on the grounds of Sugawara Shrine within the ruins of Wakimoto Castle have large, pointed leaves, the leaves on this tree are a little narrower. About 200 years ago, Masumi Sugae wrote in “Oga no Akikaze” about an old camellia tree with narrow leaves. The fact that its leaves are narrower than usual must have attracted his notice. The tree is in full bloom with pink flowers during the Sugawara Shrine festival on April 25th.

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