Crab apple (kaidou) flowers at about the same time as cherry blossom. A few temples in Kamakura have special kaidou trees, although many trees can be spotted in gardens once you know what you are looking for: hot pink buds and distinctive groups of leaves behind the clusters of blossom. The blossom in this picture was just about the first to open on one of two feature trees positioned in front of the main temple building at Myohonji .
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