Flowers of Japan

Japan is known for its beautiful scenery and nature – especially its flowers. The ancient art of Hanakotoba assigns meanings to flowers. Throughout the 4 seasons, there are many different exotics and beautiful flowers. I have some personal favourites.

Spring
Sakura (Cherry Blossom)

sakura

Meaning: Beauty of the heart, Accomplishment


Sakurasou
(Primula Sieboldii)

sakurasou

Meaning: Desire, Long lasting love


Tsubaki
(Camellia)

tsubaki

Meaning: Perfect love, Humility, Discretion


Summer
Himawari (Sunflowers)

sunflowers

Meaning: Loyalty, Adoration, Longevity


Shobu
(Iris)

shobu

Meaning: Loyalty, Glad Tidings, Good news


Kikyo
(Bellflower)

kikyo

Meaning: Honesty, Unchanging love, Obedience


Autumn

Akaibara (Red Rose)

akaibara

Meaning: Romance


Kinmokusei
(Orange Osmanthus)

kinmokusei

Meaning: Truth, Noble person


Kaneshon
(Carnation)

vareigated carnation flowers isolated on white background

Meaning: Love


Winter
Ume (Japanese Apricot)

ume

Meaning: Love, Cleanliness, Pure heart


Amaririsu
(Amaryllis)

amaririsu

Meaning: Pride, Shyness


Botan
(Peony)

botan

Meaning: Bravery

 
Do you have any favourite flowers? What do you think of these beautiful Japanese flowers? Let us know in the comments!

 
~ Sid

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