Ajisai, or what is known in the West as Hydrangea, are a traditional symbol of Summer in Japan. Many species of ajisai are native to Japan and they come in many shapes and colors, from pure white to vibrant pinks and purples. Though hydrangea are known to blossom from early Spring to late Autumn in other parts of the world, Japanese ajisai generally are in full bloom in the month of June, thus their close association with Summer. Shrines and gardens take full advantage of the love Japanese have for ajisai and there are festivals and seasonal viewings in many locations across Japan.

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