Almost thousand years ago, there were two leading Samurai families. One was "Minamoto", the other is "Taira". The two families confronted each other over power. Taira families prospered and Minamoto declined at one stage. Minamoto families picked up stream and Taira were banished from the capital at another stage.
White is the symbol color of Minamoto families and red is that of Taira families. Here, two families are blooming happily together. This is called 源平咲き Minamoto-Taira blooming.
February 28, 2010 @二条城
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