Yamabuki is an elegant flower, which blooms from April to May in Japan. Also called Kerria Japonica, it is classified as a member of the rose family.  The bright yellow color of yamabuki petals has been the subject of Japanese people’s love and appreciation for over 1000 years. 

Yamabuki has a deep connection with Japanese culture. The word was first used in the description of the spring scenery in the oldest Japanese poem, “Manyo-shu”. Most metaphors in Japanese poems utilize seasons to express impressive moments. 

Japanese people find beauty in perpetual changing phenomena such as seasons, loves, and lives.  

The concept of beauty in Japanese culture is based on the perspective on imperfection.

An interesting characteristic of Japanese culture is its perspective on imperfection, considered a source of splendor, a conception that opposes the aesthetic ideal, based on the pursuit of perfection, in Western cultures.

Nothing is perfect. 
Every moment has its own beauty. 
The universe at this moment in time can never be the same again.

Here, we will strive to share with you the beauty that lies in perpetual changes. 

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Mehran Mahboobi · 15 February 2021 at 15 h 44 min

I saw the Yamabuki first in trankations I do from Japaneze folktales. Seeing its picture here fascinated me!

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