Cherry Garden in Kyoto, Japan | Takahiro Bessho 原谷苑の桜
Genko-an temple, Kyoto, Japan 源光庵
Azalea bushes at Shiofune Kannon Temple, Tokyo, Japan
鯉幟 (Koinobori) - meaning "carp banner" in Japanese, are carp-shaped wind socks traditionally flown in Japan to celebrate Tango no Sekku (端午の節句), a traditional calendrical event which is now designated a National holiday; Children's Day. These wind socks are made by drawing carp patterns on paper, cloth or other nonwoven fabric. They are then allowed to flutter in the wind. They are also known as satsuki-nobori (皐幟 ).
Ensō (円相) is a Japanese word meaning “circle” and a concept strongly associated with Zen. Ensō is one of the most common subjects of Japanese calligraphy even though it is a symbol and not a character. It symbolizes the Absolute enlightenment, strength, elegance, the Universe, and the void; it can also symbolize the Japanese aesthetic itself.”