Elegant in Vermillion; Illustrations Depicting Camellias
The Camellia that blooms in deep red in the midst of lush green leaves, originating in Japan and China, was even featured in the Man'yōshū (Japan’s oldest existing poetry book). When Camellias were brought over to Europe they became known as flowers that imbue within them the Japanese Wa (harmony). It is said that the sight of withering Camellias brings an omen of bad luck, but when these flowers fall to the ground, their lingering beauty makes it seem like spring is still around the corner. In flower language the Camellia represents Pride, The Virtue of Humility and Perfect Beauty. It also represents the contrast between the strength and the softness of girls.
Today we feature illustrations of Camellia. Enjoy!