In Japanese, when it comes to beautiful woman, we often say "tateba shakuyaku, suwareba botan, aruku sugatawa yurino hana," which means she looks like a shakuyaku (a Chinese peony) when she's standing, a botan (a white Japanese-flower peony) when she's sitting, and a yurino hana (a white lily) when walking. It means that she looks beautiful and elegant in any position. In China, there was a story of a king who lived among the flowers that loved them. They range in colors from red, pink, white, gold, and black. They look beautiful in spring when they blossom. Check out these illustrations inspired by botan!
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