Moving to Japan has not only increased my interest in fashion, but has also introduced me to a whole new world of flowers. There is a flower for every season and one of my favorites is Hydrangea or Ajisai.

Ajisai is the flower that blooms in the rainy season, between mid June to mid July. Depending on the acidity of soil, the flower ranges from white, pink, purple and blue in color and as the rain falls, their color deepens and sometimes the flower even changes from pink to purple. They fade or intensify depending on the rainfall.

Types:
Hydrangea grow in a cluster of small flowers forming two types of blossoms, round pom pom type or the flat heads with small blooms in the center and larger flowers around the perimeter.

Best places to see Ajisai in Japan are:
Gongoro Jinja and Hasadera Temple in Kamakura
Meigetsuin in Kanagawa
Mimurotoji Temple in Kyoto

Visiting the Ajisai Park in Miyazaki, is one my priorities on my to do list / must places to visit. But I would also recommend Nagai Park in Osaka, which is just 20 minutes from Namba on the Midosuji Line in Osaka. The botanical garden there houses a really diverse number of flora and fauna. The park has a well laid out section to showcase their collection of the Hydrangea flower, which I must say is very beautiful and hopefully I will be able to visit the park again before these flowers bid adieu for 2015.

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Hydrangea garden - Japan

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hydrangea

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ajisai flower - Japan

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Japanese garden

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Japan street style

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Indian fashion

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Indian fashion blogger

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white sunglasses - summer trend

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gardens in Japan

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rainy season

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Found some Japanese Iris in Nagai Park too!

Japanese Iris

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Nagai Park

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fashion outfit

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ajisai

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Indian fashion

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Top – Forever 21, $18, 2015;
Pants – Stradivarius, $40, 2015;
Bag – Givenchy, gift, 2014;
Sunglasses – GU, $7, 2015, also worn here;
Shoes – Zara, $40, 2013;
Watch – Tag Heuer, gift, 2009, also worn here;
Cuff – The Stone Market, $16, 2011, also worn here;

9 Responses

  1. Rinneth Tee

    Beautiful! There is a place in Japan where the train will pass a long hall of Ajisai. I forgot which place. It was a long time ago but I know it’s still there. We have those too here in the Philippines people just don’t appreciate them much O.o

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    • vivalahighstreet

      Thank you! IT is Hydrangea season in Japan and totally love them!

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