Apr 8, 2019
Here in the Kanto region, the cherry blossoms have already scattered and green leaves are sprouting.
Just before the cherry trees, the magnolia kobus trees bloomed. These trees can get very tall, and have fragrant white flowers.
The Japanese name for this tree is mokuren, tree lotus. They sure look like lotuses on branches.
I meant to take photos of the trees in my neighborhood, but I got busy and the petals fell before I got a chance. I thought I was out out of luck, but on Sunday, I spied this magnolia in the garden of our local temple.
All the other magnolias finished a week ago, but this one just started. It’s not the same variety, but just as beautiful.