Beginning of Summer (Rikka) / The 24 Solar Terms

The Seasons of Yamato

5m 00s
Broadcast on May 19, 2021 Available until March 31, 2037

Chogakuji Temple is known as the Flower Temple. Every year in early summer, Kakitsubata (water iris) plays the leading role. A thousand irises bloom in front of the main hall. In the blue-violet paradise that appeared on the water, a dragonfly stated, "I'm here." A stone Buddha statue looking down there might have smiled at it.

*According to the 24 Solar Terms of Reiwa 3 (2021), Rikka is from May 5 to 21.

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