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Flower Calendar in Kamakura - autumn

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The following are the flower calendar in Kamakura:
Note: <xxx> denotes Japanese name, and (xxx) botanical name.

Late August to mid September

Cotton rose <Fuyo> (Hibiscus mutabilis)
at: Engakuji, Sugimoto-dera, Kaizoji, Myohoji, Myoryuji, Zuisenji

Mid September

Cluster-amaryllis <Higanbana> (Lycoris radiata)
Higan means equinoctial week and the flowers blossom exactly during the equinoctial week in autumn. Hence the name of Higanbana or Higan flower. Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, Eishoji, Hokaiji, Kosokuji at Juniso, Jomyoji, Myo-o-in, Kosokuji at Juniso, Jokomyoji, Sasuke Inari Shrine, Choshoji, Komyoji, Myohoji

Mid September to early October

Bush clover <Hagi> (Lespedeza bicolor)
at: Tokeiji, Jochiji, Chojuji, Kenchoji, Hokaiji, Eishoji, Jokomyoji, Kaizoji, Myohonji, Hase-dera, Kosokuji at Hase

Fragrant olive <Kinmokusei> (Osmanthus fragrans)
at: Kenchoji, Tokeiji, En-noji, Kaizoji, Kosokuji at Hase

Scarlet sage <Sarubia> (Salvia splendens)
at: Kosokuji at Juniso

Mid October

Cosmos <Kosumosu> (Cosmos bipinnatus)
at: Tokeiji, Jo-eiji, Myohoji

Japanese beauty-belly <Murasaki-shikibu> (Callicarpa japonica)
Japanese name coincides with the name of the author of The Tale of Genji, the world famous novel written in the eleventh century. Kaizoji, Myohoji, Zuisenji

Japanese toad lily <Hototogisu> (Tricyrtis hirta)
at: Engakuji, Jochiji, Kaizoji, Hokaiji, Myo-o-in, Kosokuji at Juniso, Myohonji, Joju-in

Late October to early November

Winter cherry <Jugatsu-zakura> (Prunus subhirtella)
Jugatsu is October in Japanese, but its flower blooms twice a year; in spring and autumn, though not as brilliant as an ordinary cherry. Hokokuji, Zuisenji

Mid November to early December

Japanese maple <Kaede> (Acer palmatum)
The leaves are small but are vivid with flashes of cardinal red, not golden yellow like sugar maples. Engakuji, Tokeiji, Kenchoji, Kakuonji, Zuisenji, Hokokuji, Eishoji, Sugimoto-dera, Myohoji, Kosokuji at Hase

Gingko or Ginkgo <Icho> (Ginkgo biloba)
Golden yellow leaves are like sugar maples but slightly different. Engakuji, Tokeiji, Jochiji, Kenchoji, Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, Myo-o-in, Egara Tenjin Shrine, Myohonji, Ankokuronji, Hase-dera


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