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"Yamaboushi" in Rainy Season

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Yamaboushi literally means a mountain Buddhist monk.  This deciduous broadleaf tree found in the mountains was named as such because its flower looks like a shaved bald monk (green flower cluster) with his white hood (four bract leaves) on.
Kousa dogwood or "Yamaboushi"

In the rainy season, a deciduous broadleaf tree called "Yamaboushi(kousa dogwood)" is found in the mountains in Izu Peninsula. Literally meaning a mountain Buddhist monk with its green flower cluster in the middle looking like a shaved bald monk with his white hood on (four bract leaves),

Yamaboushi plays a stellar role amongst the number of flowers in bloom in Izu at this time of the year.