Grain in Ear (Boushu) / The 24 Solar Terms

Chokyuji Temple in Ikoma City is famous for hydrangea. At the beginning of the rainy season, hydrangea fills the temple precincts with flowers of various shades such as red, white and blue. Raindrops fall on the flowers and the Buddhist statues. Moss covering those stone faces has a beautiful matte green color. What have the motionless devas thought for such a long, long time while the moss was growing over them? Instead, have they thought nothing? They show gentle expressions all along.

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