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Botan – Peony – at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu

Posted in Nature by tokyobling on February 20, 2015

If any flower would ever be able to give the Plum blossoms a run for the title of The Flower of February here in Japan, it would be the botan, the humble peony. Right now in any number of gardens, temples, palaces and flower shops around Japan the peony is in full bloom. I saw these beautiful flowers at the entrance of the annual botan exhibition in Kamakura’s Tsurugaoka Hachimangu.

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  1. Mustang.Koji said, on February 20, 2015 at 6:58 am

    Botan… Already? Wow!

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  2. lili said, on February 20, 2015 at 7:04 am

    Oh one of my favorite flowers!
    Beautiful !! ❤

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  3. Aquila said, on February 20, 2015 at 8:18 am

    So beautiful. Great photos. It will be months yet before my peonies bloom.

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  4. Meihsiu Hsiao said, on February 20, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    Beautiful !!

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  5. pk1154 said, on February 20, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    Months–MONTHS!!– away from my earliest peony blooms. None of mine are botan (tree peony), just the more mundane herbaceous peony. My prize, though is a fern-leafed peony I’ve raised from a tiny seedling.

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  6. pruneblossom said, on February 21, 2015 at 4:16 pm

    The queen of flowers! I replanted mine at a friend’s garden when I moved to K.

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  7. alexnikanor said, on February 21, 2015 at 9:36 pm

    Peonys are one of my absolute favorite flowers…unfortunately, the climate in Germany allows them to flourish only in late April or May. I’m looking forward to this…

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  8. rudyhou said, on March 11, 2015 at 8:41 am

    to me, peony flowers look so grand they look almost fake. i believe they are in abundance in china.

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