There is a Japanese saying “Flowers are like mirrors to the seasons, reflecting the passage of time”.
In fact, every season of the year, Japan comes into bloom with different flowers. Whereas you are likely familiar with cherry blossoms, you may not know that there are also Japanese apricots, violets, chrysanthemums, and more. Beyond being beautiful, each one of these flowers has a special meaning in Japanese culture which helps expressing a sentiment better than any words.
Japan is the world’s second largest flower market following the Netherlands thanks to its long gardening tradition and its advanced techniques in the development of new flower varieties. With a highly efficient logistic network utilizing state-of-the-art computerized auction and information processing systems, Japanese flowers are speedily delivered from the producer to the customer, ensuring their highest freshness and quality.
Métaphore is among rare flower boutiques in Hanoi who directly import fresh flowers in Japan. Here, you can find traditional flowers like Sakura, known as cherry blossom which has become a blackbone of Japanese culture and is now used in the West to represent Japan; or Dhalia, the so-called “Crown of the Red Koi”, because of its championship victory. There are also flowers of European origin, such as peonies which are diverse in form, color and fragrance; Yves Piaget rose with a hint of sunny citrus and an average of 80 layers of petals just to name a few…