Chimonanthus

A Tokyo mid-winter scene: flowering tree, electric wires and a feral palm tree

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ロウバイという咲いている木を真冬に見ると、気持ちがいいです。野生のヤシと電線に囲まれたこの風景は、とても東京っぽいです。

The setting for this Chimonanthus tree (or roubai in Japanese) is very Tokyo. Seeing this tree flowering in January makes you feel that winter won’t last forever.