Last week I got a second Camellia japonica - 'Kouya-Komachi' from Nagoya city. A remaining red bulb bloomed last morning. I expected that flower should be so deeply red as its original species had been, but it was not so deep but clear and light. It is beautiful and lovely, however it is not one of the true species of Kouya-Komachi. Maybe, we are losing many origiranl species of Camellia japonica during these five years. I have no idea on its change, which might be due to climate warning. Otherwise, it might be due to the change of generations in the industry.
Many things that I loved in Kyoto have changed, such as the taste of tea sweet in tea ceremony. Everything changes on in the flow of time. We would like to hold something that must not be changed.