The last owner of Pension Sakuraya loved Karaoke, and the 1st song which he learned was "Sazanka no Yado" over 25 years ago. And he used to sing this song when he went to Karaoke after that.
That's why his wife planted this in the garden of Sakuraya. This is called "Camellia Sasanqua", "Sazanka" in Japanese.
This season this tree has a lof ot buds, and all of them started to bloom.
By the way I went to the beach this afternoon….