There are 2 national flowers in Japan. One is SAKURA( cherry blossom) the other is KIKU( chrysanthemum).
Cherry blossom is very popular not only for Japanese but also foreign people as a symbol of spring in Japan.
KIKU( chrysanthemum) is a family crest of the imperial family and symbol of autumn in Japan.
16 petals chrysanthemum is the official number of the imperial family crest, nobody can copy it.
Japanese passport design is chrysanthemum too.
There are many chrysanthemum exhibitions all over Japan, this video is in MEIJI Shrine today.
Many of them are decorated with dolls, we call it KIKU-NINGYO( chrysanthemum dolls).
Unfortunately many exhibitions are canceled this year due to corona.
The photo of chrysanthemum dolls is the one in NIHONMATSU city in Fukushima prefecture.
If you’re in Japan next year during November, check them out!!
I’m Nobu, one heart enjoy together!!!