Objection, evasion, joyous distrust, and love of irony are signs of health;
everything absolute belongs to pathology.” —Nietzsche Beyond Good and Evil.
in grove, being little garden,
the detached room” —
” References to 紫陽花 (ajisai) ,HIDRANGEA- can be found in 万葉集 (the Manyoshu), an 8th century anthology of poetry, and 紅額紫陽花(beni gaku ajisai) is identifiable in an ikebana flower arranging document from 室町時代 (the Muromachi period) (1333-1568).
However, during this period under the rule of the Samurai 紫陽花 (ajisai) became unpopular, because its changeable flowers were looked upon as a symbol of moral infidelity…
(…), in the former part of 江戸時代 (the Edo period)(1600-1868), few haiku poets took up 紫陽花 (ajisai) in their haiku…”