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Flower Calendar in Kamakura - spring

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


Yulan <Hakumokuren> (Magnolia denudata)
The flower blooms exactly in mid-March to herald the coming of spring. Engakuji, Kenchoji, Tokeiji, Hokaiji, Myo-o-in, Myohoji,

Late March to early April

Japanese quince <Boke> (Chaenomeles lagenaria)
at: Engakuji, Kenchoji, Meigetsu-in, Myo-o-in, Kosokuji at Juniso,

Weeping golden bell <Rengyo> (Forsythia suspensa)
at: Meigetsu-in, Kakuonji, Kosokuji at Hase, Hokokuji, Jomyoji,

Peach <Momo> (Prunus persica)
at: Engakuji, Tokeiji, Meigetsu-in, Eishoji, Myo-o-in, Hongakuji, Ankokuronji

Spirea or meadowsweet <Yukiyanagi> (Spiraea thunbergii)
at: Kaizoji

Late March to mid April

??? <Shokassai> (Orychophragmus violaceus)
at: Meigetsu-in, Myo-o-in, Kosokuji at juniso

??? <Kibushi> (Stachyurus praecox)
at: Kenchoji, Ankokuronji

Early April

Cherry <Sakura> (Prunus yedoesis)
Cherry blossoms have long been loved by the Japanese and it's almost like the National Flower. Parties underneath a dense canopy of pink blossom are social events seen throughout Japan. You may be overwhelmed by the crowds and noise revelers make, but not at the sacred temples. Engakuji, Tokeiji, Jochiji, Meigetsu-in, Kenchoji, Tsurugaoka Dankazura the Main Street, Hachimangu Shrine, Kamakura Shrine, Myo-o-in, Eishoji, Jokomyoji, Ankokuronji, Choshoji, Komyoji, Kosokuji, Gokurakuji, Genjiyama park has full of cherry trees, but will be packed with flower-viewing parties

Early to mid April

Aronia <Kaido> (Malus halliana)
at: Jochiji, Meigetsu-in, Kenchoji, Hongakuji, Myohonji, Ankokuronji, Kosokuji at Hase

Japanese redbud or Judas tree <Hanazu-o> (Cercis chinensis)
at: Meigetsu-in, Hongakuji

Mid to late April

Japanese rose <Yamabuki> (Kerria japonica)
at: Engakuji, Jochiji, Eishoji, Meigetsu-in, Sugimoto-dera, Zuisenji, Hase-dera

Mid April to Early May

Fringed iris <Shaga> (Iris japonica)
at: Jochiji, Meigetsu-in, Tokeiji, Zuisenji, Sasuke Inari Shrine, Myohonji, Myohoji

Late April to early May

Azalea <Tsutsuji> (Rhododendron kaempferi)
It has 40 or more native species and its beauty has long been appreciated by the Japanese. The white flowers in particular are valued. Japanese azaleas are evergreen while Europeans are deciduous. Chojuji, Kenchoji, Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, Egara Tenjin Shrine, Kamakuragu Shrine, Eishoji, Jokomyoji, Kaizoji, An-yo-in, Ankokuronji

Late April

Peony <Botan> (Paeonia suffruticosa)
at: Engakuji, Tokeiji, Jochiji, Peony Garden at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, Zuisenji, Jomyoji, Eishoji, Kosokuji at Hase, Hase-dera

Early May

??? <Satsuki> (Rhododendron indicum)
Azalea's close relative, its flower blooms later than azalea. Jochiji, Eishoji, Hokokuji, Sugimoto-dera, An-yo-in, Komyoji

??? <Haku-unboku> (Styrax obassia)
Belongs to storax family. Jochiji, Kaizoji, Zuisenji

Early to mid May

Wisteria <Fuji> (Wisteria floribunda)
at: Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, Zuisenji, Eishoji, Ankokuronji, An-yo-in, Komyoji, Hase-dera

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