Chrysanthemums and Water
High-class. Refinement. Nobility.
As a symbol of autumn and maturity, the chrysanthemum has been praised and admired by nobility since the Heian period and has continued to be loved as a delicate flower in Japan.
The chrysanthemum originated in China and came to Japan in the Nara period, thereafter becoming greatly improved upon in the Edo period.
Along with the plum, bamboo and orchid, the chrysanthemum is one of the "four classic plants" in Japan and has many varieties. There are small, medium, striped, wild, medium-flowered, large-flowered chrysanthemums and many more.