This is the scene from the East Garden of Japanese Imperial Palace in Tokyo. It was a beautiful spring day when I (Grace) visited the garden in February this year. The season was too early for the famous cherry blossom (the cherry blossom season just peaked this week). These are ume flowers, Prunus mume (梅花, also known as Japanese apricot or Chinese plum).
It comes in two colors, here are the white ones.
And these are pink-red ones.
They look so nice against the crystal blue sky.
This camellia tree must be over 100 years old.
It is covered with big red clusters of flowers.
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