Inspired by magnificent trees of <i>byakuhshin</i>, or <i>ibuki</i> (Chinese juniper) at old temples in Kamakura.  GladiolusA sister work of "<a href="" class="internal">Emergence of <i>tennyo</i> (celestial maidens)</a>", drawn after the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami in 2011, which also hit the hometown of the author.  The image depicts <i>tennyo</i>, or angels, with different backgrounds around the world holding flowers of hope.  AngeliqueTremor of WingsThe right counterpart of a pair of folding screens.  RosesEmergence of <i>tennyo</i>, or angels, in contemporary fashionGrapeGerminal Fear VIGrey-budded snake-bark-maple (<i>Acer rufinerve</i>), or <i>urihada</i> [melon skin] mapleBeing gorgeousA cat and a flower<i>Ryuuyou Kannon</i> (柳葉観音) is one of the thirty-three forms of <i>Kannon bosatsu</i> (Guanyin), holding a leaf of the willow tree (Salix spp.), which naturally yields salicylic acid (cf. aspirin) and used as medicine.  Orchid cactus<i>Botan</i> flower (<i>Paeonia suffruticosa</i>)To cherishRed-and-white <i>botan</i> flowers (<i>Paeonia suffruticosa</i>)<i>Sasa</i>, or bamboo grass, is said to bloom only once in every sixty years to a century.  <i>Kanreki</i> (還暦), a term derived from the Chinese sexagenary cycle, is often used for the anniversary of 60th birthday in Japan, to which the title of this image of <b>sasa flowers</b> is attributed.  LILYThe left counterpart of a pair of folding screens.  <i>Botan</i> flower (<i>Paeonia suffruticosa</i>)An red-and-white attired camellia<i>Kawadzu-zakura</i> (Cherry blossom)lilyA flowerOrchidsThe valley of soaring flowers of hopeA thin robe III