As You Like It


They look so cute, don’t they? And it depends as well. They are free to choose places to bloom; some are on the leaf while others below. They accompanied the bouquet of 40 roses, gift for松風 or Mei-Shun from her prime patron Shin. We have not seen them until she dismantle the big bundle to clean. Such humble supporters are sincerely respected in Japan, called 縁の下の力持ち=en-no-shita-no-chikaramochi. One of them keeps to help the last rose for longer than a month.