I have always been curious about the Kiri Paulownia or Princess tree (Paulownia tomentosa). I had been living in Kyoto for at least a decade before I ever got my first glimpse of a real one, and even that was accidentally whilst on a neighborhood walk through a pharmaceutical botanical garden. It is one of […]
桐始結花 kiri hajimete hana o musubu :
paulownia trees produce seeds.
大暑 Taisho (Greater Heat): July 23-28