The wind is blowing over the frozen ground.
There is no sign of life. The plants wither to withstand a harsh climate.
The tiny bud of life is sleeping secretly under fallen leaves accumulated on the ground
and is anxious and torn between hope and fear. Fear of not being able to wake up and hope of awakening anytime soon. Emotional conflicts. And it sheds tears.
Spring comes with another shivering of trees.
It blooms- HANAHIRAKU
Ēpanouir, it sparkles and blooms.
AWAKE、it wakes up.
Magnolia Kobus, Magnolia heptapeta and Magnolia obovata thunb.
Withstanding the cold winter, the tight buds of white flowers unfold its petals.
Flowers of vigorous tree start to bloom one after another above supple flowering plants.
Magnolia obovata thunb blooms with a strong will.
When it blooms (HANAHIRAKU), a path opens up
Hoh-no-ki：[scientific name] Magnolia obovata thunb, an endemic species in Japan.
It is a large deciduous tree 15-30 m tall with the trunk of 1 m diameter. Magnolia obovata thunb has been deeply rooted in Japanese culture. In Japan, we grill miso or mochi on large magnolia leaves (they are called Hoh-ba-miso and Hoh-ba-mochi respectively) ,and use the leaves as a dish to serve food.
Around May, white flowers as large as 20 cm start to bloom on the ends of its branches and the wind carries its scent a long way.