The Kinmokusei or Orange Osmanthus in English has incredibly small and delicate flowers. However the shape is beautiful, it has a strong perfume and has a striking appearance. I wanted to use this flower as an inspiration in my picture to express a sense of fun and an image of traditional Japan (above).
The Kinmokusei flower flowers for about 2 to 3 weeks around the end of September. It has a large number of tiny orange flowers and gives off a sweet pleasant fragrance. You can smell this all across Japan. The flowering of the Kinmokusei reminds us of a traditionally Japanese Autumn when they are in full bloom.