Kori no ue (On the ice) - Daffodils are part of the auspicious plants used in New Years decorations. Because they blooms in the snow, dotting the shores of frozen ponds and lakes, those flowers remind us that, even if cold winter is there, spring will come back one day. [personnal translation]
Most waterlilies bloom for only three days, for three hours each day, from 11:30-2:30. But some waterlilies bloom only at night. Most waterlilies must be taken indoors during the winter, but some are hardy and can survive underneath a frozen pond until the next spring.